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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 40272 (LOUISVILLE, KY)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 40272*
    Cleanest/Best Zip Codes in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Zip Codes in US
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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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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 1,591 1,472
    Suspected Carcinogens 1,721 429
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 50,063 1,689
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,107 5
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 48,826 1,684
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 34
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 148,083 4,641
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 6,465 2,098
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 191,728 212
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 993,930
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 50,126 5,736
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 748
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 49,311 6,991
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 1,003,560 10,620
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 999,930 3,064

    *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
    7 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    219 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    6 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    173 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 10 0 0 0 10 0 NA
    1989 40 0 0 0 40 0 NA
    1990 470 0 0 0 470 0 NA
    1991 10 0 0 0 10 0 3
    1992 100 0 0 0 100 14,971 700,163
    1993 10 0 0 0 10 0 3
    1994 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
    1995 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
    1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    1998 2,054,724 65,889 1,489,900 0 3,610,513 0 3,612,600
    1999 2,069,862 69,011 62,590 0 2,201,463 0 9,240,660
    2000 1,486,528 104,671 2,315,765 0 3,906,964 0 13,303,810
    2001 986,949 102,456 2,244,334 0 3,333,739 0 12,658,840
    2002 1,006,680 14,011 1,552,272 0 2,572,962 10 13,527,682
    "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 2.60 0 0 0 2.60 0 2.60
    2001 3.16 0 0 0 3.16 0 3.16
    2002 4.55 0 0 0 4.55 0 4.55
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