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Summary Report: YUMA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in YUMA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 300  0.35
    Whites 850

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 140  0.93
    Whites 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .061  0.38
    Whites .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .14  0.74
    Whites .19


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 670  0.89
    High Income Families 750

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 140  0.93
    High Income Families 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .054  0.42
    High Income Families .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .15  0.83
    High Income Families .18


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 570  0.75
    Families Above Poverty 760

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140  0.93
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .045  0.35
    Families Above Poverty .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .16  0.94
    Families Above Poverty .17


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 380  0.86
    Kids Above Poverty 440

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 140  0.93
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .044  0.34
    Kids Above Poverty .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .16  0.89
    Kids Above Poverty .18


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 510  0.61
    Highschool Graduates 830

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130  0.87
    Highschool Graduates 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .066  0.44
    Highschool Graduates .15

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .13  0.68
    Highschool Graduates .19


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 590  1.05
    Non-Working Class People 560

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 150  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .12  0.75
    Non-Working Class People .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .18  0.78
    Non-Working Class People .23


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 680  1.84
    Homeowners 370

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 150  0.94
    Homeowners 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .15  1.15
    Homeowners .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .22  0.88
    Homeowners .25


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