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Environmental Release Report: OLDHAM County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in OLDHAM County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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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 OLDHAM County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:no data available
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:M-CRESOL
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Suspected Carcinogens 6,200
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 39,000
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 7,000
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 22,800
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 3,800
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 36,000
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 29,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 39,000
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 29,800
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 32,000
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 32,000

    *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 27,879 500 0 0 28,379 42,753 NA
    1989 28,300 500 0 0 28,800 15,800 NA
    1990 58,762 10 0 0 58,772 1,510 NA
    1991 84,928 10 0 0 84,938 2,461,553 2,544,906
    1992 48,033 10 0 0 48,043 1,325,297 1,815,579
    1993 125,856 5 0 0 125,861 4,501,854 4,625,141
    1994 119,426 5 0 0 119,431 3,064,685 3,182,635
    1995 102,139 5 0 0 102,144 2,725,023 3,262,765
    1996 104,385 5 0 0 104,390 3,269,581 3,372,911
    1997 77,571 0 0 0 77,571 7,782,216 3,954,565
    1998 93,009 0 0 0 93,009 4,141,097 4,234,767
    2000 25,425 0 0 0 25,425 5,191,630 6,490,200
    2001 63,066 0 0 0 63,066 4,244,086 5,008,741
    2002 39,000 0 0 0 39,000 3,120,500 3,728,800
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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