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Summary Report: RICHLAND County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in RICHLAND County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 500000  1.43
    Whites 350000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 240  1.00
    Whites 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0019  0.68
    Whites .0028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .4  0.89
    Whites .45


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 630000  1.57
    High Income Families 400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 260  1.18
    High Income Families 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0017  0.65
    High Income Families .0026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .49  2.13
    High Income Families .23


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 650000  1.55
    Families Above Poverty 420000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 260  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0015  0.58
    Families Above Poverty .0026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .55  2.29
    Families Above Poverty .24


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 630000  1.54
    Kids Above Poverty 410000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 260  1.18
    Kids Above Poverty 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0017  0.55
    Kids Above Poverty .0031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .54  2.45
    Kids Above Poverty .22


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 560000  1.44
    Highschool Graduates 390000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 250  1.04
    Highschool Graduates 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0017  0.74
    Highschool Graduates .0023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .46  1.48
    Highschool Graduates .31


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 470000  1.38
    Non-Working Class People 340000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 240  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0021  1.05
    Non-Working Class People .002

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .4  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 440000  1.19
    Homeowners 370000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 230  0.85
    Homeowners 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0022  2.27
    Homeowners .00097

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .24  0.41
    Homeowners .59


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