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Summary Report: AIKEN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in AIKEN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 480000  1.20
    Whites 400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 190  1.27
    Whites 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0017  1.21
    Whites .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .22  0.92
    Whites .24


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 460000  1.10
    High Income Families 420000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 170  1.06
    High Income Families 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0012  0.80
    High Income Families .0015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .22  0.92
    High Income Families .24


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 500000  1.22
    Families Above Poverty 410000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170  1.06
    Families Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0013  0.87
    Families Above Poverty .0015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .21  0.88
    Families Above Poverty .24


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 460000  0.96
    Kids Above Poverty 480000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 170  1.13
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0011  0.69
    Kids Above Poverty .0016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .22  0.96
    Kids Above Poverty .23


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 500000  1.39
    Highschool Graduates 360000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0016  1.14
    Highschool Graduates .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .21  0.81
    Highschool Graduates .26


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 470000  1.57
    Non-Working Class People 300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0015  1.36
    Non-Working Class People .0011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .23  0.82
    Non-Working Class People .28


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 370000  1.16
    Homeowners 320000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 160  0.89
    Homeowners 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0012  1.20
    Homeowners .001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .26  0.81
    Homeowners .32


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