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Summary Report: PASCO County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in PASCO County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 41000  0.65
    Whites 63000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  0.94
    Whites 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0047  0.60
    Whites .0078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .079  1.52
    Whites .052


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 65000  0.98
    High Income Families 66000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160  1.00
    High Income Families 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .008  0.96
    High Income Families .0083

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .061  1.27
    High Income Families .048


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 40000  0.59
    Families Above Poverty 68000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 150  0.94
    Families Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0046  0.54
    Families Above Poverty .0085

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .066  1.35
    Families Above Poverty .049


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 37000  0.84
    Kids Above Poverty 44000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 150  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0041  0.77
    Kids Above Poverty .0053

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .075  1.47
    Kids Above Poverty .051


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 75000  1.15
    Highschool Graduates 65000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0094  1.15
    Highschool Graduates .0082

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .054  1.02
    Highschool Graduates .053


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 51000  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 48000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 150  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0062  1.07
    Non-Working Class People .0058

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .053  0.95
    Non-Working Class People .056


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 87000  1.67
    Homeowners 52000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 160  1.00
    Homeowners 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .011  1.77
    Homeowners .0062

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .054  0.66
    Homeowners .082


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