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Summary Report: BOONE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BOONE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 100000  1.22
    Whites 82000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 140  1.17
    Whites 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .95  1.58
    Whites .6

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 9  1.61
    Whites 5.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 97000  1.20
    High Income Families 81000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 140  1.17
    High Income Families 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .89  1.56
    High Income Families .57

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 8.2  1.52
    High Income Families 5.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 93000  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 82000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140  1.17
    Families Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .9  1.53
    Families Above Poverty .59

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 8.2  1.49
    Families Above Poverty 5.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 91000  1.15
    Kids Above Poverty 79000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 140  1.17
    Kids Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .89  1.56
    Kids Above Poverty .57

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 8  1.51
    Kids Above Poverty 5.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 90000  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 81000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130  1.08
    Highschool Graduates 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .76  1.29
    Highschool Graduates .59

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 7.2  1.33
    Highschool Graduates 5.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 83000  1.02
    Non-Working Class People 81000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 130  1.08
    Non-Working Class People 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .63  1.31
    Non-Working Class People .48

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 5.9  1.31
    Non-Working Class People 4.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 85000  0.89
    Homeowners 95000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 130  0.93
    Homeowners 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .66  0.69
    Homeowners .96

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 6.1  0.69
    Homeowners 8.8


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