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Summary Report: ANNE ARUNDEL County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ANNE ARUNDEL County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 120000  0.63
    Whites 190000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 290  1.00
    Whites 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .04  2.22
    Whites .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.1  1.10
    Whites 1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 220000  1.22
    High Income Families 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 300  1.03
    High Income Families 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .024  1.14
    High Income Families .021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.5  1.60
    High Income Families .94


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 89000  0.49
    Families Above Poverty 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 300  1.03
    Families Above Poverty 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .032  1.52
    Families Above Poverty .021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.5  1.58
    Families Above Poverty .95


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110000  0.65
    Kids Above Poverty 170000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 300  1.03
    Kids Above Poverty 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .037  1.54
    Kids Above Poverty .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.5  1.74
    Kids Above Poverty .86


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 310000  1.94
    Highschool Graduates 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 310  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .018  0.90
    Highschool Graduates .02

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.7  1.89
    Highschool Graduates .9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 200000  1.54
    Non-Working Class People 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 290  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .022  1.16
    Non-Working Class People .019

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1  1.30
    Non-Working Class People .77


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 210000  1.31
    Homeowners 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 280  0.90
    Homeowners 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .018  0.78
    Homeowners .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .98  0.75
    Homeowners 1.3


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