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Summary Report: SPARTANBURG County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SPARTANBURG County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 130000  0.57
    Whites 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 230  1.35
    Whites 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .015  1.25
    Whites .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.9  2.02
    Whites .94


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 170000  0.77
    High Income Families 220000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 200  1.18
    High Income Families 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .017  1.42
    High Income Families .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.4  1.47
    High Income Families .95


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140000  0.64
    Families Above Poverty 220000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 220  1.29
    Families Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .016  1.33
    Families Above Poverty .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.7  1.75
    Families Above Poverty .97


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130000  0.57
    Kids Above Poverty 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 230  1.35
    Kids Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .016  1.14
    Kids Above Poverty .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.8  1.94
    Kids Above Poverty .93


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 190000  0.86
    Highschool Graduates 220000

    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 .017  1.85
    Highschool Graduates .0092

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.2  1.09
    Highschool Graduates 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 220000  0.96
    Non-Working Class People 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .013  1.67
    Non-Working Class People .0078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1  0.91
    Non-Working Class People 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 220000  1.29
    Homeowners 170000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 170  0.77
    Homeowners 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .012  0.86
    Homeowners .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.1  0.65
    Homeowners 1.7


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