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Summary Report: BUREAU County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BUREAU County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 17000  1.21
    Whites 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 84  0.95
    Whites 88

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0057  6.48
    Whites .00088

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .56  0.64
    Whites .87


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 14000  1.00
    High Income Families 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 86  0.97
    High Income Families 89

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0014  1.44
    High Income Families .00097

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .71  0.81
    High Income Families .88


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 15000  1.07
    Families Above Poverty 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 83  0.94
    Families Above Poverty 88

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0017  1.72
    Families Above Poverty .00099

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .62  0.71
    Families Above Poverty .87


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 16000  1.14
    Kids Above Poverty 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 83  0.94
    Kids Above Poverty 88

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0019  1.98
    Kids Above Poverty .00096

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .6  0.69
    Kids Above Poverty .87


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 14000  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 88  0.99
    Highschool Graduates 89

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0016  1.90
    Highschool Graduates .00084

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .78  0.86
    Highschool Graduates .91


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 14000  0.93
    Non-Working Class People 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 87  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 92

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0011  1.67
    Non-Working Class People .00066

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .8  0.73
    Non-Working Class People 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 15000  0.94
    Homeowners 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 90  0.96
    Homeowners 94

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .001  1.08
    Homeowners .00093

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .96  0.80
    Homeowners 1.2


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