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Summary Report: PRINCE GEORGE'S County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in PRINCE GEORGE'S County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 5100  0.46
    Whites 11000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 410  1.11
    Whites 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0054  0.34
    Whites .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.7  1.70
    Whites 1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2900  0.35
    High Income Families 8200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 460  1.21
    High Income Families 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0065  0.65
    High Income Families .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2.1  1.62
    High Income Families 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4300  0.54
    Families Above Poverty 8000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 460  1.18
    Families Above Poverty 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0037  0.37
    Families Above Poverty .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.1  1.62
    Families Above Poverty 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 830  0.13
    Kids Above Poverty 6300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 460  1.18
    Kids Above Poverty 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0042  0.42
    Kids Above Poverty .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2.1  1.50
    Kids Above Poverty 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 14000  2.19
    Highschool Graduates 6400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 440  1.13
    Highschool Graduates 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0081  0.74
    Highschool Graduates .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.8  1.38
    Highschool Graduates 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 8700  1.85
    Non-Working Class People 4700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 410  1.08
    Non-Working Class People 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0085  0.93
    Non-Working Class People .0091

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.4  1.17
    Non-Working Class People 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 7600  2.81
    Homeowners 2700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 370  0.82
    Homeowners 450

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .011  1.93
    Homeowners .0057

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.2  0.71
    Homeowners 1.7


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