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Environmental Release Report: AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWERBIG SANDY PLANT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
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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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY COMPOUNDS
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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 1,300 86
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,752 1,555
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 282,262 1,501
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 720 17
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 281,365 1,480
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,703,770 500
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 2,565 195
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,981,122 1,432
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,310,000
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 281,910 1,598
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 440 17
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 281,547 239
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,314,412 687
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,313,032 1,910

    *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
    1998 6,464,315 10,735 1,174,970 0 7,650,020 34,805 8,680,200
    1999 7,244,500 6,047 1,198,870 0 8,449,417 17,452 9,470,380
    2000 6,002,604 9,248 1,154,074 0 7,165,926 42,937 8,855,693
    2001 5,319,518 4,225 1,119,485 0 6,443,228 36,111 8,923,289
    2002 5,317,607 3,812 831,261 0 6,152,680 54,595 8,038,219
    "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 .74 0 0 0 .74 0 .74
    2001 .84 0 0 0 .84 0 .84
    2002 .65 0 0 0 .65 0 .65
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWERBIG SANDY PLANT
    Mailing Address: US 23, 6 MILES N., LOUISA, KY 41230
    Public Contact: CHUCK FERGUSON
    Phone: (606) 437-3756
    SIC Code: 49 Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services
    2002 Parent Company: AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER
    Latitude: 38.1118
    Longitude: -82.60648
    Facilities are encouraged to respond to the information presented in Scorecard.
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  • Links

    • See EPA Envirofacts report for this facility for information about regulatory compliance, hazardous waste handling processes, Superfund status, and permitted air and water emissions.
    • RTK NET report for this facility, which includes its complete Form R report to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory

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