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Summary Report: MEIGS County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MEIGS County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 5700000  2.48
    Whites 2300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 220  1.29
    Whites 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .086  2.26
    Whites .038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .069  1.57
    Whites .044


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1900000  0.79
    High Income Families 2400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 180  1.06
    High Income Families 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .048  1.45
    High Income Families .033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .038  0.83
    High Income Families .046


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1800000  0.75
    Families Above Poverty 2400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 180  1.06
    Families Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .049  1.40
    Families Above Poverty .035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .038  0.84
    Families Above Poverty .045


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2000000  0.83
    Kids Above Poverty 2400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 180  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .05  1.85
    Kids Above Poverty .027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .04  0.89
    Kids Above Poverty .045


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2100000  0.84
    Highschool Graduates 2500000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .046  1.21
    Highschool Graduates .038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .04  0.89
    Highschool Graduates .045


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2500000  1.39
    Non-Working Class People 1800000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .033  0.77
    Non-Working Class People .043

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .046  1.18
    Non-Working Class People .039


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 2900000  0.97
    Homeowners 3000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 190  1.00
    Homeowners 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .054  0.75
    Homeowners .072

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .049  0.96
    Homeowners .051


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