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Summary Report: BRAZORIA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BRAZORIA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 2500000  1.14
    Whites 2200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 460  0.96
    Whites 480

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0047  0.34
    Whites .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .25  1.79
    Whites .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2700000  1.23
    High Income Families 2200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 470  0.98
    High Income Families 480

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0053  0.38
    High Income Families .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .24  1.50
    High Income Families .16


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2700000  1.17
    Families Above Poverty 2300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 460  0.96
    Families Above Poverty 480

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0041  0.29
    Families Above Poverty .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .28  1.75
    Families Above Poverty .16


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2600000  1.13
    Kids Above Poverty 2300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 460  0.96
    Kids Above Poverty 480

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0021  0.15
    Kids Above Poverty .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .3  1.76
    Kids Above Poverty .17


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2600000  1.30
    Highschool Graduates 2000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 470  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 470

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0053  0.38
    Highschool Graduates .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .21  1.40
    Highschool Graduates .15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2600000  1.30
    Non-Working Class People 2000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 500  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 500

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .012  0.67
    Non-Working Class People .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .18  1.29
    Non-Working Class People .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 2000000  0.61
    Homeowners 3300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 470  0.82
    Homeowners 570

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .016  1.45
    Homeowners .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .17  0.81
    Homeowners .21


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