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Summary Report: WEBSTER Parish

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WEBSTER Parish

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 21000  0.91
    Whites 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.50
    Whites 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .00057  0.52
    Whites .0011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .019  0.63
    Whites .03


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 22000  1.00
    High Income Families 22000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 130  1.18
    High Income Families 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00083  0.83
    High Income Families .001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .023  0.79
    High Income Families .029


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 21000  0.91
    Families Above Poverty 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130  1.18
    Families Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .00088  0.89
    Families Above Poverty .00099

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .021  0.72
    Families Above Poverty .029


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 21000  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130  1.18
    Kids Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .00073  0.74
    Kids Above Poverty .00099

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .021  0.78
    Kids Above Poverty .027


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 25000  1.19
    Highschool Graduates 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120  1.09
    Highschool Graduates 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .00092  0.94
    Highschool Graduates .00098

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .028  1.04
    Highschool Graduates .027


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 22000  1.05
    Non-Working Class People 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .00093  1.01
    Non-Working Class People .00092

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .026  0.87
    Non-Working Class People .03


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 25000  0.96
    Homeowners 26000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 120  0.86
    Homeowners 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00073  1.16
    Homeowners .00063

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .032  1.10
    Homeowners .029


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