12:46pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Environmental Watchdog

State Toxic Releases Continue Downward Trend

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has finished analyzing data of all the toxic chemicals that were released in the state in 2011. Since 1986, companies have been required to report the number of pounds of toxic chemicals they release into the air, into water and on land, and there’s been a definite downward trend in Kentucky as new regulations go on the books.

Credit Courtesy Energy and Environment Cabinet