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Environmental Release Report: KENTUCKY
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in KENTUCKY*
    Cleanest/Best States Percentile Dirtiest/Worst States
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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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    *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 KENTUCKY

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Ozone Depleting Potential
  • Top Ranked Ozone Depleting Chemical:DICHLOROTETRAFLUOROETHANE (CFC-114)
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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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    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 2,033,624 40,097
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,298,504 26,450
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 16,951,427 2,327,010
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 3,682,598 8,235
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 17,983,091 69,179
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 4,097,398 2,286
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 31,703,145 66,056
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 16,283,323 117,034
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 45,253,581 101,298
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 36,077,198 35
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 26,366,616 312,070
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 314,656 7,744
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 15,809,202 246,853
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 58,488,279 358,550
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 53,076,197 196,250

    *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 51,804,419 2,282,519 12,282,912 30,000,250 96,370,100 67,146,881 NA
    1989 46,309,187 774,171 2,880,921 39,000,000 88,964,279 28,423,865 NA
    1990 41,846,229 646,155 1,436,089 9,447,869 53,376,342 26,834,849 NA
    1991 39,457,397 695,452 1,636,189 22,000,001 63,789,039 83,040,215 512,182,605
    1992 38,772,079 575,544 1,568,288 29,040,503 69,956,414 86,440,368 513,722,810
    1993 34,996,280 407,492 1,299,429 20,000 36,723,201 88,082,360 581,854,847
    1994 35,066,527 403,292 805,192 0 36,275,011 73,036,672 586,781,629
    1995 40,703,729 432,680 788,794 0 41,925,203 71,844,198 554,142,897
    1996 37,981,386 1,468,738 1,935,068 0 41,385,192 75,673,288 576,938,636
    1997 34,762,469 661,316 2,943,087 0 38,366,872 150,349,381 638,710,186
    1998 75,614,009 1,401,436 17,147,971 0 94,163,416 87,627,710 738,510,433
    1999 75,315,744 3,014,626 15,537,156 0 93,867,526 94,223,390 710,796,324
    2000 68,547,481 3,467,850 21,296,114 3,092 93,314,537 107,328,039 764,557,903
    2001 58,265,825 2,811,837 21,190,259 54,425 82,322,345 99,703,709 681,912,285
    2002 59,965,992 2,764,903 22,831,999 5,273 85,568,167 89,201,248 747,806,577
    "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 35.20 5.09 251 .48 292 1,500 1,829
    2001 25.04 .022 251 .45 277 186 2,113
    2002 32.69 .022 252 .28 285 1,531 1,855
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