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Summary Report: SOUTH DAKOTA

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SOUTH DAKOTA

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 160000  0.48
    Whites 330000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 93  0.85
    Whites 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0098  2.97
    Whites .0033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .11  1.10
    Whites .1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 240000  0.69
    High Income Families 350000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 95  0.86
    High Income Families 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0035  0.95
    High Income Families .0037

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .093  0.93
    High Income Families .1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 230000  0.68
    Families Above Poverty 340000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 92  0.92
    Families Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .003  0.79
    Families Above Poverty .0038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .086  0.86
    Families Above Poverty .1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 250000  0.76
    Kids Above Poverty 330000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 95  0.95
    Kids Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0039  0.66
    Kids Above Poverty .0059

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .093  0.94
    Kids Above Poverty .099


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 330000  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 330000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 95  0.86
    Highschool Graduates 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .00084  0.26
    Highschool Graduates .0032

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .087  0.79
    Highschool Graduates .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 360000  1.24
    Non-Working Class People 290000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 100  0.83
    Non-Working Class People 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0021  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .0021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .11  0.92
    Non-Working Class People .12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 370000  1.19
    Homeowners 310000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 110  0.92
    Homeowners 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00076  0.11
    Homeowners .007

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .11  0.61
    Homeowners .18


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