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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 42101 (BOWLING GREEN, KY)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 42101*
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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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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:LEAD
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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 59,182
    Suspected Carcinogens 4,256
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 565,892
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 13,205
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 604,522
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 60,028
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 380,267 1
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 617,260
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 704,759
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 737,564
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 455
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 539,922
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 743,023 1
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 651,950

    *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 926,582 750 0 0 927,332 569,864 NA
    1989 649,180 0 0 0 649,180 163,182 NA
    1990 561,509 15 20 5 561,549 445,167 NA
    1991 66,332 27,600 0 0 93,932 91,480 378,608
    1992 57,151 0 0 0 57,151 127,150 481,706
    1993 308,070 0 0 0 308,070 154,684 732,424
    1994 253,766 0 0 0 253,766 86,205 595,484
    1995 327,246 0 0 0 327,246 110,366 763,152
    1996 332,713 0 0 0 332,713 200,192 610,129
    1997 223,150 0 10,248 0 233,398 599,045 536,357
    1998 183,390 0 4,291 0 187,681 843,165 1,008,425
    1999 460,965 0 0 0 460,965 1,434,093 1,970,757
    2000 428,444 1 9,285 0 437,730 1,869,608 2,472,814
    2001 380,572 1 0 0 380,573 1,182,625 1,778,014
    2002 743,532 1 0 0 743,533 785,506 2,416,732
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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