Toxic Levels Down In KY

Jan 17, 2013

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Kentucky officials say an inventory that records industrial toxic releases in the state showed a reduction in releases in 2011.

The Department for Environmental Protection says onsite and offsite toxic releases were just over 83 and a half million pounds in 2011, a nearly 14 percent decrease from 2010.  The figures include data from 423 facilities and 154 chemicals, including lead and arsenic-based compounds.