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Summary Report: HARTFORD County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in HARTFORD County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 14000  0.82
    Whites 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 390  1.39
    Whites 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0033  0.13
    Whites .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 32  6.15
    Whites 5.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 16000  0.94
    High Income Families 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 380  1.31
    High Income Families 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .011  0.48
    High Income Families .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 30  4.35
    High Income Families 6.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 15000  0.88
    Families Above Poverty 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 410  1.41
    Families Above Poverty 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .009  0.39
    Families Above Poverty .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 37  5.07
    Families Above Poverty 7.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 15000  0.88
    Kids Above Poverty 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 420  1.45
    Kids Above Poverty 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0059  0.25
    Kids Above Poverty .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 39  4.64
    Kids Above Poverty 8.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 19000  1.19
    Highschool Graduates 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 340  1.17
    Highschool Graduates 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .022  1.10
    Highschool Graduates .02

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 16  2.19
    Highschool Graduates 7.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 17000  1.13
    Non-Working Class People 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 300  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .024  1.20
    Non-Working Class People .02

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 9.7  1.56
    Non-Working Class People 6.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 16000  1.00
    Homeowners 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 270  0.75
    Homeowners 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .024  1.71
    Homeowners .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.9  0.14
    Homeowners 21


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