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Summary Report: PULASKI County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in PULASKI County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 41000  4.10
    Whites 10000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 230  1.15
    Whites 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .025  0.71
    Whites .035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .14  3.78
    Whites .037


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 34000  2.62
    High Income Families 13000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 220  1.10
    High Income Families 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .029  0.88
    High Income Families .033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .12  2.79
    High Income Families .043


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 39000  2.79
    Families Above Poverty 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 220  1.10
    Families Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .034  1.03
    Families Above Poverty .033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .12  2.50
    Families Above Poverty .048


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 40000  2.67
    Kids Above Poverty 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 220  1.10
    Kids Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .035  0.95
    Kids Above Poverty .037

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .13  2.60
    Kids Above Poverty .05


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 33000  2.54
    Highschool Graduates 13000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 210  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .025  0.83
    Highschool Graduates .03

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .12  2.61
    Highschool Graduates .046


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 18000  1.94
    Non-Working Class People 9300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 200  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .031  1.35
    Non-Working Class People .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .067  1.97
    Non-Working Class People .034


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 14000  0.61
    Homeowners 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 200  0.87
    Homeowners 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .029  0.94
    Homeowners .031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .044  0.45
    Homeowners .098


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