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Summary Report: GALVESTON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in GALVESTON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 1200000  1.52
    Whites 790000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 470  1.09
    Whites 430

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .18  1.64
    Whites .11

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .6  1.11
    Whites .54


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1500000  2.00
    High Income Families 750000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 450  1.02
    High Income Families 440

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .16  1.14
    High Income Families .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .64  1.16
    High Income Families .55


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1600000  2.00
    Families Above Poverty 800000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 460  1.05
    Families Above Poverty 440

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .17  1.21
    Families Above Poverty .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .63  1.15
    Families Above Poverty .55


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1500000  1.95
    Kids Above Poverty 770000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 460  1.02
    Kids Above Poverty 450

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .15  1.15
    Kids Above Poverty .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .61  1.07
    Kids Above Poverty .57


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1400000  1.89
    Highschool Graduates 740000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 460  1.07
    Highschool Graduates 430

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .16  1.23
    Highschool Graduates .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .65  1.27
    Highschool Graduates .51


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 960000  2.23
    Non-Working Class People 430000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 440  1.05
    Non-Working Class People 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .14  1.40
    Non-Working Class People .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .59  1.55
    Non-Working Class People .38


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 900000  0.90
    Homeowners 1000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 450  1.05
    Homeowners 430

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .16  1.45
    Homeowners .11

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .59  1.16
    Homeowners .51


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