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Summary Report: BURKE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BURKE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 3500  0.70
    Whites 5000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 110  1.00
    Whites 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0013  0.65
    Whites .002

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0046  1.35
    Whites .0034


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3400  0.71
    High Income Families 4800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110  1.00
    High Income Families 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0014  0.74
    High Income Families .0019

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0042  1.08
    High Income Families .0039


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3500  0.78
    Families Above Poverty 4500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 110  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0014  0.78
    Families Above Poverty .0018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0041  1.05
    Families Above Poverty .0039


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3900  0.87
    Kids Above Poverty 4500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0015  0.83
    Kids Above Poverty .0018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0041  1.02
    Kids Above Poverty .004


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3700  0.80
    Highschool Graduates 4600

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 100  0.91
    Highschool Graduates 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0015  0.83
    Highschool Graduates .0018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0037  0.88
    Highschool Graduates .0042


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4800  1.50
    Non-Working Class People 3200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0019  1.58
    Non-Working Class People .0012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0037  0.82
    Non-Working Class People .0045


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 3100  1.19
    Homeowners 2600

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 110  1.00
    Homeowners 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0013  1.30
    Homeowners .001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0048  0.83
    Homeowners .0058


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