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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:LEAD COMPOUNDS
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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 5,519 13
    Suspected Carcinogens 23
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 80,337 646
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 582 13
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 77,742 12
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,988 9
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 17,197 263
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 78,347 25
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 82,692 25
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 3,845
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 83,203 634
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 582 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 75,714 633
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 87,646 892
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 78,465 9

    *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 256,459 0 0 0 256,459 23,502 NA
    1989 338,390 0 0 0 338,390 83 NA
    1990 249,936 5 5 0 249,946 9,739 NA
    1991 234,836 10 1,098 0 235,944 245,400 1,301,496
    1992 114,025 251 515 0 114,791 539,578 1,555,951
    1993 237,484 255 0 0 237,739 569,954 1,651,490
    1994 302,168 255 0 0 302,423 502,750 3,727,476
    1995 209,444 255 0 0 209,699 658,875 1,627,640
    1996 183,628 256 272 0 184,156 776,964 1,932,983
    1997 177,305 255 0 0 177,560 970,974 1,351,773
    1998 202,640 250 0 0 202,890 543,825 904,049
    1999 168,606 255 0 0 168,861 615,582 1,435,985
    2000 174,030 255 0 0 174,285 616,667 1,641,468
    2001 120,415 532 0 0 120,947 512,683 1,707,655
    2002 88,174 896 0 0 89,070 333,835 1,710,939
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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