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Summary Report: CARROLL County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CARROLL County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 3.5  1.94
    Whites 1.8

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 86  1.07
    Whites 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0012  1.20
    Whites .001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .64  2.06
    Whites .31


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2.4  1.33
    High Income Families 1.8

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 83  1.04
    High Income Families 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00088  0.80
    High Income Families .0011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .45  1.55
    High Income Families .29


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.6  1.44
    Families Above Poverty 1.8

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 84  1.05
    Families Above Poverty 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .00058  0.48
    Families Above Poverty .0012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .52  1.73
    Families Above Poverty .3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2.7  1.50
    Kids Above Poverty 1.8

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 84  1.05
    Kids Above Poverty 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .00067  0.67
    Kids Above Poverty .001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .54  1.80
    Kids Above Poverty .3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2.1  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 1.9

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 81  1.01
    Highschool Graduates 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .00099  0.90
    Highschool Graduates .0011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .38  1.23
    Highschool Graduates .31


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.8  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 1.8

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 80  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0012  1.20
    Non-Working Class People .001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .29  0.97
    Non-Working Class People .3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 1.9  0.83
    Homeowners 2.3

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 81  0.96
    Homeowners 84

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00079  1.61
    Homeowners .00049

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .36  0.75
    Homeowners .48


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