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Summary Report: EAST BATON ROUGE Parish

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in EAST BATON ROUGE Parish

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 860000  7.17
    Whites 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 440  1.57
    Whites 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0021  1.50
    Whites .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .79  7.18
    Whites .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 850000  3.40
    High Income Families 250000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 440  1.47
    High Income Families 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0016  1.00
    High Income Families .0016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .8  3.81
    High Income Families .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 960000  3.56
    Families Above Poverty 270000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 460  1.48
    Families Above Poverty 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0015  0.94
    Families Above Poverty .0016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .91  3.96
    Families Above Poverty .23


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 990000  3.54
    Kids Above Poverty 280000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 460  1.53
    Kids Above Poverty 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0012  0.67
    Kids Above Poverty .0018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .93  4.23
    Kids Above Poverty .22


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 780000  3.00
    Highschool Graduates 260000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 410  1.32
    Highschool Graduates 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0019  1.27
    Highschool Graduates .0015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .7  2.80
    Highschool Graduates .25


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 360000  2.77
    Non-Working Class People 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 330  1.10
    Non-Working Class People 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0015  1.50
    Non-Working Class People .001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .32  1.88
    Non-Working Class People .17


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 360000  1.00
    Homeowners 360000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 330  0.92
    Homeowners 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0018  2.61
    Homeowners .00069

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .3  0.67
    Homeowners .45


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