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Summary Report: LOUISIANA

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in LOUISIANA

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 470000  1.38
    Whites 340000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 280  1.40
    Whites 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .15  6.00
    Whites .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.1  3.06
    Whites .36


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 380000  1.00
    High Income Families 380000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 230  1.05
    High Income Families 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .11  2.50
    High Income Families .044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .9  2.00
    High Income Families .45


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 410000  1.08
    Families Above Poverty 380000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 240  1.09
    Families Above Poverty 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .13  2.71
    Families Above Poverty .048

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1  2.13
    Families Above Poverty .47


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 420000  1.05
    Kids Above Poverty 400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 240  1.09
    Kids Above Poverty 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .15  3.33
    Kids Above Poverty .045

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.1  2.75
    Kids Above Poverty .4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 410000  1.14
    Highschool Graduates 360000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 230  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .086  1.72
    Highschool Graduates .05

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .75  1.34
    Highschool Graduates .56


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 400000  1.33
    Non-Working Class People 300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 230  0.96
    Non-Working Class People 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .055  1.25
    Non-Working Class People .044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .55  0.96
    Non-Working Class People .57


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 400000  1.43
    Homeowners 280000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 230  0.85
    Homeowners 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .049  0.45
    Homeowners .11

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .43  0.36
    Homeowners 1.2


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