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Summary Report: BALDWIN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BALDWIN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 3300  1.43
    Whites 2300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 100  1.00
    Whites 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .00049  1.11
    Whites .00044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .03  1.76
    Whites .017


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2800  1.27
    High Income Families 2200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 100  1.00
    High Income Families 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00059  1.37
    High Income Families .00043

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .025  1.56
    High Income Families .016


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3100  1.41
    Families Above Poverty 2200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 100  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .00066  1.53
    Families Above Poverty .00043

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .026  1.53
    Families Above Poverty .017


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3100  1.29
    Kids Above Poverty 2400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 100  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .00058  1.23
    Kids Above Poverty .00047

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .028  1.56
    Kids Above Poverty .018


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2800  1.27
    Highschool Graduates 2200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 100  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .00067  2.03
    Highschool Graduates .00033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .022  1.38
    Highschool Graduates .016


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2600  1.37
    Non-Working Class People 1900

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 100  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .00051  2.04
    Non-Working Class People .00025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .019  1.36
    Non-Working Class People .014


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 2300  0.79
    Homeowners 2900

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 100  0.91
    Homeowners 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00035  1.25
    Homeowners .00028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .018  0.86
    Homeowners .021


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