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Summary Report: DADE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in DADE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 59000  2.81
    Whites 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 370  1.19
    Whites 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .23  1.64
    Whites .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.5  1.90
    Whites .79


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 55000  1.25
    High Income Families 44000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 380  1.09
    High Income Families 350

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .28  1.56
    High Income Families .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.8  1.50
    High Income Families 1.2


    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 380  1.09
    Families Above Poverty 350

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .27  1.42
    Families Above Poverty .19

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.8  1.50
    Families Above Poverty 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 62000  1.22
    Kids Above Poverty 51000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 370  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty 350

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .26  1.44
    Kids Above Poverty .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.9  1.58
    Kids Above Poverty 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 59000  1.59
    Highschool Graduates 37000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 380  1.12
    Highschool Graduates 340

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .3  1.88
    Highschool Graduates .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.8  1.80
    Highschool Graduates 1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 51000  1.65
    Non-Working Class People 31000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 360  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 340

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .22  1.69
    Non-Working Class People .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.4  1.59
    Non-Working Class People .88


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 52000  1.41
    Homeowners 37000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 340  0.92
    Homeowners 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .17  0.74
    Homeowners .23

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.1  0.79
    Homeowners 1.4


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