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Environmental Release Report: SCOTT County, KY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SCOTT 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 SCOTT 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 SCOTT County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:CHROMIUM
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD 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 41,829 62
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,226 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 887,927 62
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 176,141 38
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 495,436 24
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 46,492 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 366,853 434
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 669,490 48
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 872,129 344
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 959,092 2,658
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 107 38
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 609,913 2,644
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 943,749 3,013
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 719,713 31

    *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 37,016 0 0 0 37,016 245,646 NA
    1989 768,993 830 0 0 769,823 541,659 NA
    1990 2,008,871 1,250 0 0 2,010,121 169,530 NA
    1991 1,274,740 2,000 0 0 1,276,740 4,391,871 6,385,870
    1992 1,090,662 2,000 0 0 1,092,662 2,774,735 5,070,605
    1993 1,051,337 2,000 0 0 1,053,337 2,304,583 4,457,290
    1994 1,042,713 500 0 0 1,043,213 3,145,151 3,860,432
    1995 2,051,029 50 0 0 2,051,079 4,390,960 7,701,052
    1996 2,383,731 1,681 831 0 2,386,243 3,948,054 7,280,893
    1997 1,709,620 1,091 75,219 0 1,785,930 9,584,514 8,022,711
    1998 1,272,967 424 0 0 1,273,391 2,226,193 4,352,301
    1999 1,069,957 865 0 0 1,070,822 2,969,953 4,455,162
    2000 1,009,446 1,125 0 0 1,010,571 2,103,754 3,924,138
    2001 1,259,142 644 0 0 1,259,786 2,465,860 4,503,747
    2002 960,088 3,049 0 0 963,137 802,537 2,625,969
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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