In Data News, 2023-05-25
The hazardous waste proximity indicator is reflective of the total count of hazardous waste facilities in
each block group within 5 km of the average resident in a block group, divided by distance, calculated as
the population-weighted average of blocks in each block group. Hazardous waste facilities are defined as
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) handlers that are either operating TSDFs from RCRA or
reporting LQGs from the 2019 BR.