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Environmental Release Report: NELSON County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in NELSON County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Air releases of recognized carcinogens:
    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    *Note: These rankings are based on chemical releases and transfers reported by industrial facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory, and do not take into account major sources of pollution or toxic chemicals that are not covered by TRI.

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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for NELSON County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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    See Scorecard's estimates of the health risks associated with outdoor air pollution for this area

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 2
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 13,389
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 13,389
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 13,389
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 13,389
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 13,389
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 13,389
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 13,387
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 13,389
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 13,389

    *Note: Some chemicals are associated with more than one health effect, so their release may be counted multiple times in this table. Therefore, it is not appropriate to sum releases sorted by health effect. Total reported releases to air and water are provided in the data summary below.
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  • What We Don't Know About Chemical Safety and Harm
  • Air Releases
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 TRI chemicals released to water in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
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  • TRI Data Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    1988 124,626 0 0 0 124,626 8,687 NA
    1989 110,378 0 0 0 110,378 2,877 NA
    1990 161,032 0 0 0 161,032 3,445 NA
    1991 197,256 0 0 0 197,256 16,282 301,835
    1992 425,710 0 0 0 425,710 54,801 595,224
    1993 506,161 0 0 0 506,161 89,683 754,025
    1994 314,741 0 0 0 314,741 55,530 413,145
    1995 280,790 0 0 0 280,790 46,192 326,973
    1996 162,780 0 0 0 162,780 35,600 212,908
    1997 107,589 0 609 0 108,198 83,494 165,868
    1998 125,763 0 0 0 125,763 119,167 236,924
    1999 119,301 0 0 0 119,301 14,305 133,449
    2000 89,687 0 0 0 89,687 18,317 117,922
    2001 68,721 0 6,025 0 74,746 327,418 396,120
    2002 13,389 0 0 0 13,389 373,393 386,781
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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