Fluoride Action Network

State Fluoride Database

Read the latest fluoride news from your state; find out if your town is fluoridated, see if any communities have recently rejected fluoridation, learn if your state has a law that mandates fluoridation, and other fluoride-related information.

Kentucky

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
  • 201499.9%
    201299.9%
    2006:  99.8%
    2000:  96.1%
    1992100%
  • To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
  • To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.

LATEST NEWS:

  • To see the latest news on fluoride developments in Kentucky, click here.
  • To see an updated list of Kentucky’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

Kentucky’S FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • Kentucky Revised Statutes Annexed § 211.190, clearly delegate powers to the State Board of Health to adopt regulations? necessary to protect the dental health of the people. Under this law, Kentucky established ?standards for approval of public water supplies.  Administrative regulations states that fluoridation is required ?for all communities with a population of 1,500 or more.  To learn more about this administrative code, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN INDIANA:

If you live in KY and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Stuart Cooper, FAN’s campaign coordinator.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN KENTUCKY:

In 2008, Kentucky ranked #6 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (2,920,832 pounds) into the environment. Kentucky industry also released 6,879 pounds of Fluorine. The following data comes from EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). “Total releases” includes both water and air pollution. It’s important to note, however, that not all industries or sources that release fluoride into the environment are included in the TRI.

2008 Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
490,000 Coal-fired power plant U.S. TVA SHAWNEE FOSSIL PLANT. 7900 METROPOLIS LAKE RD, WEST PADUCAH, Kentucky 42086 (MC CRACKEN)
301,500 Coal-fired power plant KENTUCKY UTILITIES CO GHENT STATION. 9485 US HWY 42E, GHENT, Kentucky 41045 (CARROLL)
291,400 Coal-fired power plant KENTUCKY UTILITIES CO – E W BROWN STATION. 815 DIX DAM RD, HARRODSBURG, Kentucky 40330 (MERCER)
290,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER BIG SANDY PLANT. US 23 6 MILES N, LOUISA, Kentucky 41230 (LAWRENCE)
270,000 Coal-fired power plant SPURLOCK POWER STATION. 1301 W SECOND ST, MAYSVILLE, Kentucky 41056 (MASON)
244,300 Aluminum smelter CENTURY ALUMINUM OF KENTUCKY. 1627 STATE RT 271 N, HAWESVILLE, Kentucky 42348 (HANCOCK)
215,944 Coal-fired power plant BIG RIVERS ELECTRIC CORP COLEMAN STATION. 4982 RIVER RD, HAWESVILLE, Kentucky 42348 (HANCOCK)
120,000 Coal-fired power plant COOPER POWER STATION. 7130 HWY 1247, BURNSIDE, Kentucky 42519 (PULASKI)
118,934 Coal-fired power plant BIG RIVERS ELECTRIC CORP REID/GREEN/HMP&L STATION II. 9000 HWY 2096, ROBARDS, Kentucky 42452 (HENDERSON)
105,089 Coal-fired power plant BIG RIVERS ELECTRIC CORP WILSON STATION. 5663 STATE RT 85, CENTERTOWN, Kentucky 42328 (OHIO)
72,110 Coal-fired power plant KENTUCKY UTILITIES CO GREEN RIVER STATION. US HWY 431, CENTRAL CITY, Kentucky 42330 (MUHLENBERG)
72,088 Aluminum ALCAN PRIMARY PRODUCTS CORP SEBREE WORKS. 9404 STATE RT 2096, ROBARDS, Kentucky 42452 (HENDERSON) 68,000
68,000 Coal-fired power plant US TVA PARADISE FOSSIL PLANT. 13246 STATE RT 176 SUITE 10, DRAKESBORO, Kentucky 42337 (MUHLENBERG)
63,000 Coal-fired power plant DALE POWER STATION. 1925 FORD RD, WINCHESTER, Kentucky 40391 (CLARK)
50,510 Coal-fired power plant LOUISVILLE GAS & ELECTRIC CO – MILL CREEK STATION. 14660 DIXIE HWY, LOUISVILLE, Kentucky 40272 (JEFFERSON)
49,031 Stone/Clay/Glass HANSON BRICK STANTON PLANT. 2014 MORRIS CREEK RD, STANTON, Kentucky 40380 (POWELL)
28,760 Coal-fired power plant KENTUCKY UTILITIES CO – TYRONE STATION. US HWY 62 PO BOX 48 6800 TYRONE PIKE, VERSAILLES, Kentucky 40383 (WOODFORD)
19,120 Coal-fired power plant LOUISVILLE GAS & ELECTRIC CO – TRIMBLE COUNTY STATION. 487 CORN CREEK RD, BEDFORD, Kentucky 40006 (TRIMBLE)
16,530 Coal-fired power plant LOUISVILLE GAS & ELECTRIC CO – CANE RUN STATION. 5252 CANE RUN RD, LOUISVILLE, Kentucky 40216 (JEFFERSON)
14,000 Coal-fired power plant EAST BEND GENERATING STATION. 6293 BEAVER RD ST RT 338, RABBIT HASH, Kentucky 41091 (BOONE)
7,500 Chemicals ARKEMA INC. 4444 INDUSTRIAL PKWY, CALVERT CITY, Kentucky 42029 (MARSHALL)
6,879  FLUORINE RELEASES U.S. ENRICHMENT CORP PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT. 5600 HOBBS RD, KEVIL, Kentucky 42053 (MC CRACKEN) 
7,432 Coal-fired power plant OWENSBORO MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ELMER SMITH STATION. 4301 US 60 E, OWENSBORO, Kentucky 42303 (DAVIESS)
3,132 Chemicals DUPONT LOUISVILLE PLANT. 4200 CAMP GROUND RD, LOUISVILLE, Kentucky 40216 (JEFFERSON)
1,151 Chemicals AMERICAN SYNTHETIC RUBBER CO. 4500 CAMPGROUND RD, LOUISVILLE, Kentucky 40216 (JEFFERSON)
510 Primary Metals FELKER BROTHERS. 125 BEAVER TRAIL RD, GLASGOW, Kentucky 42141 (BARREN)
255 Stone/Clay/Glass GE CO KENTUCKY GLASS PLANT. 200 W LOUDON AVE, LEXINGTON, Kentucky 40508 (FAYETTE)
195 Chemicals A O SMITH CORP PROTECTIVE COATINGS DIV. 8160 HOLTON DR, FLORENCE, Kentucky 41042 (KENTON)
188 Primary Metals PLYMOUTH ENGINEERED SHAPES. 201 COMMERCE CT, HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky 42240 (CHRISTIAN)
148 Primary Metals NORTH AMERICAN STAINLESS. 6870 US 42 E, GHENT, Kentucky 41045 (CARROLL)
3 Petroleum CATLETTSBURG REFINING LLC. 11631 US RT 23, CATLETTSBURG, Kentucky 41129 (BOYD)
2 Chemicals MALLINCKRODT BAKER INC. 7001 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD, PARIS, Kentucky 40361 (BOURBON)

 

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