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Summary Report: SHELBY County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SHELBY County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 120000  1.20
    Whites 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 130  1.30
    Whites 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0034  1.70
    Whites .002

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .4  2.67
    Whites .15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110000  1.00
    High Income Families 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110  1.10
    High Income Families 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0015  0.71
    High Income Families .0021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .3  2.14
    High Income Families .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120000  1.09
    Families Above Poverty 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120  1.20
    Families Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0013  0.62
    Families Above Poverty .0021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .39  2.60
    Families Above Poverty .15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 120000  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 120  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .00097  0.44
    Kids Above Poverty .0022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .43  3.07
    Kids Above Poverty .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110000  1.10
    Highschool Graduates 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110  1.10
    Highschool Graduates 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0017  0.71
    Highschool Graduates .0024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .25  1.79
    Highschool Graduates .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110000  1.10
    Non-Working Class People 100000

    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 .0022  0.92
    Non-Working Class People .0024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .17  1.31
    Non-Working Class People .13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 120000  0.92
    Homeowners 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 110  0.85
    Homeowners 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0018  1.29
    Homeowners .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .18  0.42
    Homeowners .43


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