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Summary Report: BELL County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BELL County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 39000  0.71
    Whites 55000

    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 .0091  0.61
    Whites .015


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 56000  1.14
    High Income Families 49000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 150  1.07
    High Income Families 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .013  1.00
    High Income Families .013


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 61000  1.24
    Families Above Poverty 49000

    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 .014  1.08
    Families Above Poverty .013


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 61000  1.42
    Kids Above Poverty 43000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 150  1.07
    Kids Above Poverty 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .013  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty .012


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 65000  1.27
    Highschool Graduates 51000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130  0.93
    Highschool Graduates 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .022  1.69
    Highschool Graduates .013


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 62000  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 58000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 140  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .015  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .015


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 52000  0.91
    Homeowners 57000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 140  0.93
    Homeowners 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .017  1.91
    Homeowners .0089


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