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Summary Report: BUTTE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BUTTE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 13000  0.72
    Whites 18000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 230  1.10
    Whites 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .048  1.60
    Whites .03

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .45  1.22
    Whites .37


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 15000  0.68
    High Income Families 22000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 220  1.16
    High Income Families 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .054  2.16
    High Income Families .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .41  1.37
    High Income Families .3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 14000  0.67
    Families Above Poverty 21000

    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 .062  2.30
    Families Above Poverty .027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .43  1.39
    Families Above Poverty .31


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 13000  0.76
    Kids Above Poverty 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 230  1.15
    Kids Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .066  2.20
    Kids Above Poverty .03

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .45  1.25
    Kids Above Poverty .36


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 20000  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 20000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 200  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .052  2.08
    Highschool Graduates .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .34  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .34


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 15000  0.88
    Non-Working Class People 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 220  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .027  1.69
    Non-Working Class People .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .41  1.02
    Non-Working Class People .4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 23000  2.61
    Homeowners 8800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 200  0.77
    Homeowners 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .029  0.74
    Homeowners .039

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .32  0.59
    Homeowners .54


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