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Summary Report: KANE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in KANE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 23000  0.50
    Whites 46000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.15
    Whites 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0034  0.35
    Whites .0098

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 22  2.00
    Whites 11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 26000  0.60
    High Income Families 43000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 140  1.08
    High Income Families 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0042  0.45
    High Income Families .0093

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 19  1.58
    High Income Families 12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 22000  0.51
    Families Above Poverty 43000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140  1.08
    Families Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0041  0.45
    Families Above Poverty .0091

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 19  1.58
    Families Above Poverty 12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 21000  0.47
    Kids Above Poverty 45000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 140  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0044  0.49
    Kids Above Poverty .0089

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 19  1.58
    Kids Above Poverty 12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 31000  0.69
    Highschool Graduates 45000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 140  1.08
    Highschool Graduates 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0063  0.66
    Highschool Graduates .0096

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 18  1.64
    Highschool Graduates 11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 39000  0.83
    Non-Working Class People 47000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 140  1.08
    Non-Working Class People 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0082  0.85
    Non-Working Class People .0096

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 14  1.40
    Non-Working Class People 10


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 46000  1.59
    Homeowners 29000

    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 .01  2.50
    Homeowners .004

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 11  0.61
    Homeowners 18


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