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Environmental Release Report: Zip Code 42261 (MORGANTOWN, KY)
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in Zip Code 42261*
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    Rank zip codes in KENTUCKY by chemical releases or waste generation

    *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
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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 232
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 42,306
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 232
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 74
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 232
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 259
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 279
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 289
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 42,242
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 232
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 42,084
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 42,316
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 259

    *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 30 0 0 0 30 0 NA
    1989 5,450 0 135,185 0 140,635 0 NA
    1990 40,750 0 951,500 0 992,250 0 NA
    1991 28,500 0 1,184,500 0 1,213,000 0 1,215,500
    1992 34,592 0 853,276 693 888,561 0 888,418
    1993 24,655 0 809,975 20,000 854,630 0 854,175
    1994 12,110 0 670,790 0 682,900 0 681,900
    1995 11,505 0 609,200 0 620,705 0 620,200
    1996 12,106 0 1,358,200 0 1,370,306 0 1,358,200
    1997 31,228 0 1,631,400 0 1,662,628 0 1,631,400
    1998 36,261 0 1,929,900 0 1,966,161 0 1,929,900
    1999 14,455 0 652,400 0 666,855 0 2,622,500
    2000 11,345 0 2,402,001 0 2,413,346 10,073 2,547,669
    2001 40,224 0 2,314,901 0 2,355,124 17,676 2,368,603
    2002 42,316 0 2,520,001 0 2,562,316 1,725 2,553,750
    "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 1.30 0 250 0 251 0 251
    2001 1.41 0 250 0 251 0 251
    2002 1.42 0 251 0 253 0 253
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