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Summary Report: CHRISTIAN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CHRISTIAN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 430000  1.39
    Whites 310000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 100  1.00
    Whites 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .18  1.12
    Whites .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 3.6  1.12
    Whites 3.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 300000  0.97
    High Income Families 310000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 100  1.02
    High Income Families 98

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .17  1.13
    High Income Families .15

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3.5  1.17
    High Income Families 3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 310000  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 310000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 100  1.01
    Families Above Poverty 99

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .15  1.00
    Families Above Poverty .15

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3.5  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 3.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 250000  0.81
    Kids Above Poverty 310000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 100  1.01
    Kids Above Poverty 99

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .17  1.13
    Kids Above Poverty .15

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3.8  1.23
    Kids Above Poverty 3.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 380000  1.36
    Highschool Graduates 280000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 100  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .15  0.94
    Highschool Graduates .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.4  1.06
    Highschool Graduates 3.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 300000  1.25
    Non-Working Class People 240000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 99  1.01
    Non-Working Class People 98

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .16  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 3.2  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 340000  1.62
    Homeowners 210000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 100  0.91
    Homeowners 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .17  0.74
    Homeowners .23

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 3.6  0.86
    Homeowners 4.2


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