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Summary Report: MCHENRY County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MCHENRY County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 18000  0.86
    Whites 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 120  0.92
    Whites 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .022  2.00
    Whites .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.2  0.92
    Whites 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 21000  1.00
    High Income Families 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120  0.92
    High Income Families 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .017  1.70
    High Income Families .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2.1  0.88
    High Income Families 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 20000  0.95
    Families Above Poverty 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120  0.92
    Families Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .017  1.70
    Families Above Poverty .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.1  0.91
    Families Above Poverty 2.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 21000  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 120  0.92
    Kids Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .021  2.16
    Kids Above Poverty .0097

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2.2  0.96
    Kids Above Poverty 2.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 22000  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120  0.92
    Highschool Graduates 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .017  1.70
    Highschool Graduates .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2.2  0.92
    Highschool Graduates 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 21000  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 130  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .011  1.10
    Non-Working Class People .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.3  0.88
    Non-Working Class People 2.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 21000  1.00
    Homeowners 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 130  1.00
    Homeowners 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .009  0.36
    Homeowners .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.3  0.77
    Homeowners 3


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