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Summary Report: COCHISE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in COCHISE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 120000  0.92
    Whites 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 120  1.35
    Whites 89

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .00004  0.33
    Whites .00012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .26  13.00
    Whites .02


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160000  1.33
    High Income Families 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110  1.15
    High Income Families 96

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00011  1.20
    High Income Families .000092

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .2  3.23
    High Income Families .062


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140000  1.08
    Families Above Poverty 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120  1.25
    Families Above Poverty 96

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .000077  0.77
    Families Above Poverty .0001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .27  4.15
    Families Above Poverty .065


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130000  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 120  1.25
    Kids Above Poverty 96

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .000068  0.82
    Kids Above Poverty .000083

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .29  4.68
    Kids Above Poverty .062


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 150000  1.15
    Highschool Graduates 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110  1.17
    Highschool Graduates 94

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .000097  1.01
    Highschool Graduates .000096

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .25  5.10
    Highschool Graduates .049


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 130000  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 100  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 96

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .000089  1.27
    Non-Working Class People .00007

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .096  2.23
    Non-Working Class People .043


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 190000  1.90
    Homeowners 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 100  0.91
    Homeowners 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .000076  1.27
    Homeowners .00006

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .12  1.09
    Homeowners .11


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