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Summary Report: ADAMS County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ADAMS County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 47000  1.68
    Whites 28000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 290  1.07
    Whites 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .3  1.67
    Whites .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 32  1.23
    Whites 26


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 55000  1.90
    High Income Families 29000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 280  1.04
    High Income Families 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .3  1.50
    High Income Families .2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 34  1.31
    High Income Families 26


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 56000  1.81
    Families Above Poverty 31000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 290  1.07
    Families Above Poverty 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .32  1.60
    Families Above Poverty .2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 35  1.35
    Families Above Poverty 26


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 56000  2.00
    Kids Above Poverty 28000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 290  1.07
    Kids Above Poverty 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .33  1.94
    Kids Above Poverty .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 36  1.44
    Kids Above Poverty 25


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 52000  1.93
    Highschool Graduates 27000

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

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .31  1.63
    Highschool Graduates .19

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 31  1.15
    Highschool Graduates 27


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 31000  1.55
    Non-Working Class People 20000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 280  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .21  1.50
    Non-Working Class People .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 27  1.12
    Non-Working Class People 24


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 35000  1.13
    Homeowners 31000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 280  0.97
    Homeowners 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .22  0.96
    Homeowners .23

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 26  0.76
    Homeowners 34


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