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Summary Report: CONTRA COSTA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CONTRA COSTA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 52000  1.21
    Whites 43000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 360  1.38
    Whites 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .16  3.81
    Whites .042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 25  1.92
    Whites 13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 54000  1.23
    High Income Families 44000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 380  1.36
    High Income Families 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .19  3.11
    High Income Families .061

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 28  2.00
    High Income Families 14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 57000  1.30
    Families Above Poverty 44000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 400  1.43
    Families Above Poverty 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .23  3.65
    Families Above Poverty .063

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 29  1.93
    Families Above Poverty 15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 58000  1.21
    Kids Above Poverty 48000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 410  1.46
    Kids Above Poverty 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .24  3.43
    Kids Above Poverty .07

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 29  1.93
    Kids Above Poverty 15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 62000  1.48
    Highschool Graduates 42000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 350  1.25
    Highschool Graduates 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .15  2.73
    Highschool Graduates .055

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 24  1.60
    Highschool Graduates 15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 49000  1.29
    Non-Working Class People 38000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 290  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .072  1.89
    Non-Working Class People .038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 17  1.31
    Non-Working Class People 13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 44000  0.90
    Homeowners 49000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 270  0.82
    Homeowners 330

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .052  0.47
    Homeowners .11

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 13  0.52
    Homeowners 25


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