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Summary Report: CRITTENDEN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CRITTENDEN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 180000  1.12
    Whites 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 180  1.20
    Whites 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .55  12.22
    Whites .045

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .8  1.95
    Whites .41


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 190000  1.19
    High Income Families 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 170  1.06
    High Income Families 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .41  2.56
    High Income Families .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .65  1.25
    High Income Families .52


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 200000  1.25
    Families Above Poverty 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170  1.06
    Families Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .46  2.56
    Families Above Poverty .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .68  1.31
    Families Above Poverty .52


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 210000  1.24
    Kids Above Poverty 170000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 170  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .44  2.20
    Kids Above Poverty .2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .67  1.22
    Kids Above Poverty .55


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160000  1.07
    Highschool Graduates 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .34  2.00
    Highschool Graduates .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .61  1.13
    Highschool Graduates .54


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160000  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .22  1.47
    Non-Working Class People .15

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .58  1.21
    Non-Working Class People .48


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 150000  0.83
    Homeowners 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 170  1.00
    Homeowners 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .22  0.71
    Homeowners .31

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .6  0.91
    Homeowners .66


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