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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 41045 (GHENT, KY)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 41045*
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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 9,552 1,997
    Suspected Carcinogens 12,760 4,898
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 466,805 810,615
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 1,566 520
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 464,999 4,567
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 4,016,846 3,535
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 14,581 9,827
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 4,450,096 3,610
    Suspected Musculoskeletal Toxicants 5,090,517
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 460,232 3,610
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 1,173 520
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 466,151 1,477
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 5,116,901 3,720
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 5,113,494 10,218

    *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
    1992 530 23 0 0 553 10 395,782
    1993 16,679 15 29,536 0 46,230 192,000 2,204,100
    1994 765 1,250 755 0 2,770 3,860,703 11,105,632
    1995 8,001 790 8,444 0 17,235 0 10,732,606
    1996 11,601 947,848 12,482 0 971,931 0 15,345,844
    1997 6,072 105,429 14,075 0 125,576 28,148 6,883,257
    1998 8,477,563 151,679 2,405,019 0 11,034,261 16,517 20,156,247
    1999 7,607,520 480,067 2,503,288 0 10,590,875 21,380 32,466,225
    2000 6,796,434 261,912 3,055,130 0 10,113,476 24,061 85,845,006
    2001 4,556,683 648,439 3,056,332 0 8,261,454 26,633 24,388,881
    2002 5,123,810 827,242 5,051,686 0 11,002,738 1,417,483 59,899,082
    "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 .95 0 0 0 .95 0 .95
    2001 .96 0 0 0 .96 0 .96
    2002 2.36 0 0 0 2.36 0 2.36
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