Shifting burden

Using EPA data and a method developed by California researchers, the Natural Resources Defense Council created a map of Chicago showing neighborhoods that shoulder the greatest burden for environmental threats. The BGA replicated the methodology and created an interactive map that adds a national comparison.

Scores for each Census block group were determined by tallying 11 environmental hazards and six sociodemographic factors.

Search a street address to find its blockgroup and data. You may have to include the ZIP Code as well.

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Source: US EPA EJSCREEN 2018, accessed October 23, 2018. Data and analysis available on GitHub.