An assessment and explanation of environmental inequity in baltimore

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In Baltimore, census tracts made up of White, working-class people are more likely to contain a Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) facility than primarily Black census tracts. Differences in race characteristics decrease with larger units of analysis and with the use of half-mile buffers around TRI sites. At the census-tract level, race is the most significant population characteristic, followed by income and education. A long history of residential and occupational segregation may explain the proximity of toxic-release sites to working-class White neighborhoods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-595
Number of pages15
JournalUrban Geography
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Baltimore
  • Environmental equity
  • Segregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies


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