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Summary Report: KING GEORGE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in KING GEORGE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 29000  1.26
    Whites 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 81  1.00
    Whites 81

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0088  1.31
    Whites .0067

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .048  1.00
    Whites .048


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 18000  0.75
    High Income Families 24000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 81  1.00
    High Income Families 81

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0047  0.67
    High Income Families .007

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .06  1.30
    High Income Families .046


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 18000  0.75
    Families Above Poverty 24000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 81  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 81

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0047  0.68
    Families Above Poverty .0069

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .054  1.17
    Families Above Poverty .046


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 15000  0.60
    Kids Above Poverty 25000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 81  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 81

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0034  0.46
    Kids Above Poverty .0074

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .059  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty .049


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 17000  0.63
    Highschool Graduates 27000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 81  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 81

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0044  0.54
    Highschool Graduates .0082

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .054  1.23
    Highschool Graduates .044


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 20000  0.80
    Non-Working Class People 25000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 81  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 81

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0055  0.75
    Non-Working Class People .0073

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .049  1.02
    Non-Working Class People .048


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 24000  0.69
    Homeowners 35000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 81  0.99
    Homeowners 82

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .007  0.64
    Homeowners .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .046  0.92
    Homeowners .05


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