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Summary Report: JEFFERSON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in JEFFERSON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 610000  1.36
    Whites 450000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 310  1.35
    Whites 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .00055  0.39
    Whites .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 5  5.75
    Whites .87


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 610000  1.27
    High Income Families 480000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 290  1.16
    High Income Families 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0012  1.00
    High Income Families .0012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 4.1  2.41
    High Income Families 1.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 600000  1.22
    Families Above Poverty 490000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 300  1.20
    Families Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0013  1.08
    Families Above Poverty .0012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4.6  2.56
    Families Above Poverty 1.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 590000  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 490000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 300  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0013  1.18
    Kids Above Poverty .0011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 4.8  2.53
    Kids Above Poverty 1.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 700000  1.59
    Highschool Graduates 440000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 270  1.04
    Highschool Graduates 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0012  1.09
    Highschool Graduates .0011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.1  1.55
    Highschool Graduates 2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 510000  1.59
    Non-Working Class People 320000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 260  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0012  1.21
    Non-Working Class People .00099

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.3  1.53
    Non-Working Class People 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 480000  1.26
    Homeowners 380000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 250  0.83
    Homeowners 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0011  1.00
    Homeowners .0011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.8  0.50
    Homeowners 3.6


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