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

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ETHYLENE OXIDE
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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 22,888 5
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,177
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 1,404,377 5
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,381,488
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 26,721 5
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 22,288 5
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,405,002 67
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 1,407,960 5
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,408,024 5
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 1,408,681 5
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 609
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 1,403,833 5
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,409,834 67
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 1,409,050 5

    *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 1,062,634 19 0 0 1,062,653 368,916 NA
    1989 812,485 0 0 0 812,485 344,808 NA
    1990 848,775 196 60 15 849,046 216,253 NA
    1991 616,504 195 255 0 616,954 466,819 14,289,974
    1992 812,542 94 255 0 812,891 395,703 19,530,605
    1993 1,809,724 475 255 0 1,810,454 438,240 23,767,123
    1994 1,531,000 393 255 0 1,531,648 470,733 22,206,337
    1995 1,255,157 5 255 0 1,255,417 549,137 26,893,469
    1996 1,140,498 5 9,447 0 1,149,950 585,916 21,842,033
    1997 1,117,498 5 255 0 1,117,758 797,093 23,537,401
    1998 1,211,668 0 1,041 0 1,212,709 435,923 26,675,436
    1999 1,312,511 0 0 0 1,312,511 406,285 27,827,840
    2000 1,314,496 0 0 0 1,314,496 416,472 28,693,212
    2001 1,463,491 0 0 0 1,463,491 575,910 28,951,897
    2002 1,410,086 67 0 0 1,410,153 289,489 26,557,941
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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