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Summary Report: SOUTH CAROLINA

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SOUTH CAROLINA

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 380000  1.27
    Whites 300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 170  1.06
    Whites 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .032  2.29
    Whites .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .81  1.93
    Whites .42


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 350000  1.06
    High Income Families 330000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160  1.07
    High Income Families 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .025  1.47
    High Income Families .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .68  1.66
    High Income Families .41


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 340000  1.03
    Families Above Poverty 330000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 160  1.07
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .027  1.59
    Families Above Poverty .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .76  1.81
    Families Above Poverty .42


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 350000  1.03
    Kids Above Poverty 340000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 170  1.13
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .028  1.65
    Kids Above Poverty .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .82  2.16
    Kids Above Poverty .38


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 340000  1.06
    Highschool Graduates 320000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 150  0.94
    Highschool Graduates 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .023  1.35
    Highschool Graduates .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .6  1.28
    Highschool Graduates .47


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 330000  1.14
    Non-Working Class People 290000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .019  1.12
    Non-Working Class People .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .49  0.94
    Non-Working Class People .52


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 320000  1.19
    Homeowners 270000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 160  0.84
    Homeowners 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .019  0.79
    Homeowners .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .45  0.48
    Homeowners .93


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