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Environmental Release Report: U.S. TVA PARADISE FOSSIL PLANT
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation at This Facility*
    Cleanest/Best Facilities in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Facilities in US
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    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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    *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 4,459 1,968
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,763 1,255
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 237,527 43,068
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,004 13
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 234,215 2,950
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 1,112,974 2,973
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 8,714 12,973
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 1,334,682 1,268
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 4,930,015
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 239,219 3,363
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,304 13
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 235,868 4,300
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 4,946,143 14,610
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 4,942,133 27,360

    *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
    1994 0 0 0 0 0 0 35,000
    1995 0 0 0 0 0 0 52,500
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 52,500
    1998 9,095,350 80,550 675,010 0 9,850,910 0 21,988,020
    1999 9,753,345 937,850 1,482,850 0 12,174,045 8,855 24,942,040
    2000 8,060,265 554,369 1,777,191 0 10,391,825 8,955 23,651,280
    2001 6,377,771 85,780 2,328,695 0 8,792,247 4,781 22,084,679
    2002 4,961,602 84,028 1,285,921 0 6,331,552 157,711 23,025,336
    "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 5.70 0 0 0 5.70 0 5.70
    2001 3.26 0 0 0 3.26 0 3.30
    2002 3.25 0 0 0 3.25 0 3.30
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  • Facility Information
    2002 Facility Name: U.S. TVA PARADISE FOSSIL PLANT
    Mailing Address: 13246 STATE RTE. 176 STE. 10, DRAKESBORO, KY 42337
    Public Contact: DON GASTON JR.
    Phone: (270) 476-3320
    SIC Code: 49 Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services
    2002 Parent Company: U.S. TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
    Latitude: 37.22223
    Longitude: -87.01126
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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

    Scorecard's report for MUHLENBERG County on:

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