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Summary Report: BEAUFORT County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BEAUFORT County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 1100000  2.08
    Whites 530000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 100  1.08
    Whites 93

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .073  1.74
    Whites .042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .075  1.74
    Whites .043


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 810000  1.37
    High Income Families 590000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 98  1.05
    High Income Families 93

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .067  1.63
    High Income Families .041

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .069  1.64
    High Income Families .042


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 810000  1.31
    Families Above Poverty 620000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 98  1.05
    Families Above Poverty 93

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .067  1.52
    Families Above Poverty .044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .069  1.53
    Families Above Poverty .045


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 790000  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 660000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 100  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty 93

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .077  1.75
    Kids Above Poverty .044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .078  1.73
    Kids Above Poverty .045


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 780000  1.18
    Highschool Graduates 660000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 95  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 95

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .056  1.14
    Highschool Graduates .049

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .058  1.14
    Highschool Graduates .051


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 670000  1.20
    Non-Working Class People 560000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 93  0.97
    Non-Working Class People 96

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .046  0.90
    Non-Working Class People .051

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .048  0.92
    Non-Working Class People .052


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 800000  1.29
    Homeowners 620000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 95  0.86
    Homeowners 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .049  0.49
    Homeowners .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .05  0.45
    Homeowners .11


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