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Summary Report: GEORGIA

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in GEORGIA

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 180000  1.20
    Whites 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 220  1.22
    Whites 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0097  1.59
    Whites .0061

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .99  3.19
    Whites .31


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 200000  1.33
    High Income Families 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 190  1.06
    High Income Families 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .01  1.54
    High Income Families .0065

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .81  2.38
    High Income Families .34


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 210000  1.40
    Families Above Poverty 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 200  1.11
    Families Above Poverty 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .011  1.64
    Families Above Poverty .0067

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .98  2.72
    Families Above Poverty .36


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 220000  1.47
    Kids Above Poverty 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 200  1.11
    Kids Above Poverty 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .012  1.79
    Kids Above Poverty .0067

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.1  3.33
    Kids Above Poverty .33


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 190000  1.36
    Highschool Graduates 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180  0.95
    Highschool Graduates 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0078  1.18
    Highschool Graduates .0066

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .57  1.21
    Highschool Graduates .47


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160000  1.23
    Non-Working Class People 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 190  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0069  1.38
    Non-Working Class People .005

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .46  0.94
    Non-Working Class People .49


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 140000  0.88
    Homeowners 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 190  0.83
    Homeowners 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0064  0.58
    Homeowners .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .35  0.35
    Homeowners 1


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