As a research assistant at George Washington University, I used ArcGIS to estimate the percentage of the population living within 1.5 miles of hazardous chemical facilities within 50 miles of the Gulf Coast. I also found the number of hospitals and schools within the same area.

The results of the analysis as well as these figures were published in the AGU journal GeoHealth:

Extreme weather, chemical facilities, and vulnerable communities in the U.S. Gulf Coast: a disastrous combination

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