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Summary Report: ARKANSAS

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ARKANSAS

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 220000  1.69
    Whites 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.25
    Whites 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .041  5.94
    Whites .0069

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .15  3.06
    Whites .049


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160000  1.14
    High Income Families 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120  1.00
    High Income Families 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .015  1.50
    High Income Families .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .077  1.35
    High Income Families .057


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170000  1.21
    Families Above Poverty 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .021  2.12
    Families Above Poverty .0099

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .09  1.58
    Families Above Poverty .057


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 180000  1.29
    Kids Above Poverty 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 120  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .024  2.00
    Kids Above Poverty .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .099  1.65
    Kids Above Poverty .06


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 150000  1.07
    Highschool Graduates 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120  0.92
    Highschool Graduates 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .013  1.30
    Highschool Graduates .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .073  1.20
    Highschool Graduates .061


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 140000  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 120  0.86
    Non-Working Class People 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .011  1.15
    Non-Working Class People .0096

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .067  1.14
    Non-Working Class People .059


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 150000  1.00
    Homeowners 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 130  0.87
    Homeowners 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .011  0.65
    Homeowners .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .067  0.61
    Homeowners .11


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