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Summary Report: FRESNO County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in FRESNO County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 20000  1.54
    Whites 13000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 220  1.05
    Whites 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .063  1.09
    Whites .058

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.3  1.53
    Whites 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 16000  1.00
    High Income Families 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 220  1.05
    High Income Families 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .058  0.92
    High Income Families .063

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2.2  1.47
    High Income Families 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 17000  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 230  1.10
    Families Above Poverty 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .058  0.94
    Families Above Poverty .062

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.4  1.50
    Families Above Poverty 1.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 17000  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 230  1.10
    Kids Above Poverty 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .056  0.89
    Kids Above Poverty .063

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2.4  1.50
    Kids Above Poverty 1.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 20000  1.54
    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 .055  0.85
    Highschool Graduates .065

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2.3  1.44
    Highschool Graduates 1.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 18000  1.50
    Non-Working Class People 12000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 210  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .056  0.76
    Non-Working Class People .074

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.6  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 14000  0.93
    Homeowners 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 210  0.91
    Homeowners 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .067  1.16
    Homeowners .058

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.6  0.73
    Homeowners 2.2


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