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Summary Report: FLORENCE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in FLORENCE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 88000  1.44
    Whites 61000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.15
    Whites 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .097  11.83
    Whites .0082

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .15  1.15
    Whites .13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 71000  0.97
    High Income Families 73000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 140  1.00
    High Income Families 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .073  2.81
    High Income Families .026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .14  1.08
    High Income Families .13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 75000  1.04
    Families Above Poverty 72000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .083  2.86
    Families Above Poverty .029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .13  1.00
    Families Above Poverty .13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 53000  0.66
    Kids Above Poverty 80000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 140  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .091  2.84
    Kids Above Poverty .032

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .13  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty .12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 85000  1.39
    Highschool Graduates 61000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 140  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .061  2.18
    Highschool Graduates .028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .11  0.69
    Highschool Graduates .16


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 75000  1.50
    Non-Working Class People 50000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 140  0.93
    Non-Working Class People 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .038  1.81
    Non-Working Class People .021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .13  0.76
    Non-Working Class People .17


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 45000  0.83
    Homeowners 54000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 150  0.88
    Homeowners 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .033  0.57
    Homeowners .058

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .16  0.73
    Homeowners .22


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