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Summary Report: CALHOUN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CALHOUN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 130000  3.51
    Whites 37000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 330  2.36
    Whites 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0056  1.12
    Whites .005

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.3  4.51
    Whites .51


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 96000  2.18
    High Income Families 44000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 230  1.44
    High Income Families 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0052  0.95
    High Income Families .0055

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.4  2.06
    High Income Families .68


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120000  2.55
    Families Above Poverty 47000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 260  1.62
    Families Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0062  1.17
    Families Above Poverty .0053

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.7  2.36
    Families Above Poverty .72


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 120000  2.61
    Kids Above Poverty 46000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 270  1.69
    Kids Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0052  0.84
    Kids Above Poverty .0062

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.8  2.69
    Kids Above Poverty .67


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 80000  1.82
    Highschool Graduates 44000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 210  1.24
    Highschool Graduates 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0058  1.16
    Highschool Graduates .005

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.2  1.56
    Highschool Graduates .77


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 55000  1.53
    Non-Working Class People 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  1.13
    Non-Working Class People 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0062  1.55
    Non-Working Class People .004

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .79  1.27
    Non-Working Class People .62


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 59000  0.92
    Homeowners 64000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 180  0.82
    Homeowners 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0054  2.16
    Homeowners .0025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .9  0.69
    Homeowners 1.3


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