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Summary Report: BARTHOLOMEW County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BARTHOLOMEW County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 62000  0.71
    Whites 87000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 270  1.29
    Whites 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .18  1.84
    Whites .098

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.4  1.57
    Whites .89


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 98000  1.17
    High Income Families 84000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 240  1.20
    High Income Families 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .17  2.10
    High Income Families .081

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.3  1.62
    High Income Families .8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 91000  1.06
    Families Above Poverty 86000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 260  1.30
    Families Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .2  2.35
    Families Above Poverty .085

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.5  1.85
    Families Above Poverty .81


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 85000  1.02
    Kids Above Poverty 83000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 260  1.30
    Kids Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .2  2.56
    Kids Above Poverty .078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.5  2.03
    Kids Above Poverty .74


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 100000  1.20
    Highschool Graduates 83000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 230  1.15
    Highschool Graduates 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .14  1.61
    Highschool Graduates .087

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.1  1.31
    Highschool Graduates .84


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 92000  1.33
    Non-Working Class People 69000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 200  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .1  1.33
    Non-Working Class People .075

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .88  1.09
    Non-Working Class People .81


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 84000  1.18
    Homeowners 71000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 210  0.72
    Homeowners 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .083  0.40
    Homeowners .21

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .86  0.51
    Homeowners 1.7


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