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Environmental Release Report: PULASKI County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in PULASKI County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Total environmental releases:
    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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    Rank counties in KENTUCKY or facilities in PULASKI County by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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 PULASKI County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS
    List chemicals or facilities contributing to cancer risk
    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 7,154 3,074
    Suspected Carcinogens 14,553 54
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 147,156 3,882
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 11,135 2,769
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 145,803 310
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,242 10
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,717,529 3,723
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 26,994 3,723
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,852,344 2,774
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 1,950,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 177,422 36,784
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,780 2,769
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 144,489 34,310
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 2,003,988 35,474
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,997,040 1,864

    *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 95,458 500 0 0 95,958 477,633 NA
    1989 79,711 750 0 0 80,461 189,379 NA
    1990 159,856 515 50 0 160,421 149,384 NA
    1991 63,607 1,005 1,010 0 65,622 25,369 77,266
    1992 74,273 1,005 1,005 0 76,283 57,793 105,981
    1993 64,170 270 0 0 64,440 20,299 87,982
    1994 99,861 1,005 0 0 100,866 22,025 132,188
    1995 174,594 280 0 0 174,874 31,675 224,858
    1996 117,586 35 0 0 117,621 102,069 249,997
    1997 86,582 35 0 0 86,617 252,481 247,340
    1998 1,832,310 1,292 283,000 0 2,116,602 117,558 4,727,885
    1999 1,917,429 1,806 312,100 0 2,231,335 82,024 5,586,628
    2000 2,459,612 1,464 281,340 0 2,742,416 79,619 5,606,921
    2001 1,785,366 1,468 393,242 0 2,180,076 11,441 4,805,867
    2002 2,009,973 40,941 321,294 0 2,372,208 25,717 4,998,320
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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  • Dioxin Compounds Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Grams of Dioxin Compounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    2000 .13 0 0 0 .13 0 .13
    2001 .16 0 0 0 .16 0 .16
    2002 .448 0 0 0 .448 0 .448
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