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Summary Report: TENNESSEE

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in TENNESSEE

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 210000  0.81
    Whites 260000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 270  1.50
    Whites 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .048  9.60
    Whites .005

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 4.2  5.75
    Whites .73


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 270000  1.04
    High Income Families 260000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 200  1.05
    High Income Families 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .02  2.17
    High Income Families .0092

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2.1  2.59
    High Income Families .81


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 260000  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 260000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 210  1.11
    Families Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .026  2.71
    Families Above Poverty .0096

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.6  2.95
    Families Above Poverty .88


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 260000  1.04
    Kids Above Poverty 250000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 230  1.28
    Kids Above Poverty 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .028  3.01
    Kids Above Poverty .0093

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3  3.61
    Kids Above Poverty .83


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 280000  1.17
    Highschool Graduates 240000

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

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .015  1.50
    Highschool Graduates .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.5  1.36
    Highschool Graduates 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 270000  1.35
    Non-Working Class People 200000

    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 .011  1.26
    Non-Working Class People .0087

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.1  1.10
    Non-Working Class People 1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 250000  1.25
    Homeowners 200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 190  0.79
    Homeowners 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .012  0.71
    Homeowners .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .93  0.34
    Homeowners 2.7


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