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Summary Report: FAIRFIELD County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in FAIRFIELD County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 120000  3.64
    Whites 33000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 720  1.85
    Whites 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .063  0.81
    Whites .078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 38  4.94
    Whites 7.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120000  2.86
    High Income Families 42000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 670  1.60
    High Income Families 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .052  0.68
    High Income Families .076

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 37  3.70
    High Income Families 10


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140000  3.26
    Families Above Poverty 43000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 740  1.76
    Families Above Poverty 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .036  0.47
    Families Above Poverty .076

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 44  4.00
    Families Above Poverty 11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 160000  3.27
    Kids Above Poverty 49000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 780  1.81
    Kids Above Poverty 430

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .033  0.48
    Kids Above Poverty .069

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 49  4.08
    Kids Above Poverty 12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 77000  1.97
    Highschool Graduates 39000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 580  1.38
    Highschool Graduates 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .088  1.13
    Highschool Graduates .078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 24  2.45
    Highschool Graduates 9.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 53000  1.61
    Non-Working Class People 33000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 470  1.21
    Non-Working Class People 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .088  1.17
    Non-Working Class People .075

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 15  1.85
    Non-Working Class People 8.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 31000  0.40
    Homeowners 78000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 360  0.58
    Homeowners 620

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .075  0.79
    Homeowners .095

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 5.2  0.19
    Homeowners 28


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