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Summary Report: DOUGLAS County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in DOUGLAS County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 9500  1.27
    Whites 7500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 190  1.06
    Whites 180

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .1  1.47
    Whites .068


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 9300  1.26
    High Income Families 7400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 190  1.06
    High Income Families 180

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .11  1.67
    High Income Families .066


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 9200  1.23
    Families Above Poverty 7500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 190  1.06
    Families Above Poverty 180

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .095  1.38
    Families Above Poverty .069


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 9300  1.26
    Kids Above Poverty 7400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 190  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty 180

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .1  1.61
    Kids Above Poverty .062


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 8700  1.18
    Highschool Graduates 7400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 180

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .09  1.30
    Highschool Graduates .069


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 7600  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 7200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 180  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 180

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .07  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .07


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 7300  0.88
    Homeowners 8300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 180  0.95
    Homeowners 190

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .059  0.42
    Homeowners .14


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