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Summary Report: ALABAMA

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ALABAMA

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 460000  1.77
    Whites 260000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 250  1.39
    Whites 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .032  1.14
    Whites .028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.1  5.53
    Whites .38


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 370000  1.28
    High Income Families 290000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 200  1.05
    High Income Families 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .023  0.74
    High Income Families .031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.3  2.24
    High Income Families .58


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 390000  1.34
    Families Above Poverty 290000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 200  1.05
    Families Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .024  0.80
    Families Above Poverty .03

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.6  2.62
    Families Above Poverty .61


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 410000  1.32
    Kids Above Poverty 310000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 210  1.11
    Kids Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .025  0.89
    Kids Above Poverty .028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.7  2.79
    Kids Above Poverty .61


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 360000  1.29
    Highschool Graduates 280000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180  0.90
    Highschool Graduates 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .021  0.60
    Highschool Graduates .035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .94  1.27
    Highschool Graduates .74


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 310000  1.41
    Non-Working Class People 220000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 190  0.90
    Non-Working Class People 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .027  0.55
    Non-Working Class People .049

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .73  1.18
    Non-Working Class People .62


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 300000  1.20
    Homeowners 250000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 200  0.83
    Homeowners 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .033  0.75
    Homeowners .044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .73  0.46
    Homeowners 1.6


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