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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 40324 (GEORGETOWN, KY)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 40324*
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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:CHROMIUM
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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 41,824 62
    Suspected Carcinogens 5,220 5
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 887,922 62
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 176,141 38
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 495,431 24
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 46,492 2
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 366,842 434
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 669,479 48
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 872,118 293
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 959,082 2,607
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 107 38
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 609,897 2,593
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 943,733 2,962
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 719,702 31

    *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 37,016 0 0 0 37,016 245,646 NA
    1989 768,993 830 0 0 769,823 541,659 NA
    1990 2,008,871 1,250 0 0 2,010,121 169,530 NA
    1991 1,274,740 2,000 0 0 1,276,740 4,391,871 6,385,870
    1992 1,090,662 2,000 0 0 1,092,662 2,774,735 5,070,605
    1993 1,051,337 2,000 0 0 1,053,337 2,304,583 4,457,290
    1994 1,042,713 500 0 0 1,043,213 3,145,151 3,860,432
    1995 2,051,029 50 0 0 2,051,079 4,390,960 7,701,052
    1996 2,383,731 1,681 831 0 2,386,243 3,948,054 7,280,893
    1997 1,709,620 1,091 75,219 0 1,785,930 9,584,514 8,022,711
    1998 1,272,967 424 0 0 1,273,391 2,226,193 4,352,301
    1999 1,068,692 865 0 0 1,069,557 2,465,316 3,949,898
    2000 1,008,181 1,125 0 0 1,009,306 1,615,859 3,435,613
    2001 1,258,120 644 0 0 1,258,764 1,986,913 4,053,985
    2002 960,072 2,998 0 0 963,070 450,050 2,245,417
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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