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Summary Report: ELKHART County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ELKHART County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 880000  1.14
    Whites 770000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 290  1.45
    Whites 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1  3.03
    Whites .33

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 5.1  2.32
    Whites 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 800000  1.01
    High Income Families 790000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 250  1.25
    High Income Families 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .69  2.30
    High Income Families .3

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 4.2  2.10
    High Income Families 2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 790000  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 790000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 250  1.25
    Families Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .75  2.34
    Families Above Poverty .32

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4.5  2.14
    Families Above Poverty 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 760000  0.97
    Kids Above Poverty 780000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 270  1.35
    Kids Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .88  2.51
    Kids Above Poverty .35

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 5.2  2.48
    Kids Above Poverty 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 760000  0.94
    Highschool Graduates 810000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 210  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .41  1.11
    Highschool Graduates .37

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2.6  1.13
    Highschool Graduates 2.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 770000  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 820000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 210  1.05
    Non-Working Class People 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .39  1.18
    Non-Working Class People .33

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.5  1.47
    Non-Working Class People 1.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 820000  1.06
    Homeowners 770000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 210  0.81
    Homeowners 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .32  0.39
    Homeowners .83

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2  0.42
    Homeowners 4.8


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