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Summary Report: GRANT County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in GRANT County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 220000  2.00
    Whites 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 160  1.14
    Whites 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .29  3.67
    Whites .079

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 3  2.14
    Whites 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 150000  1.36
    High Income Families 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 150  1.15
    High Income Families 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .14  1.71
    High Income Families .082

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2.2  1.69
    High Income Families 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170000  1.55
    Families Above Poverty 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 150  1.15
    Families Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .17  2.02
    Families Above Poverty .084

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.4  1.71
    Families Above Poverty 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 170000  1.55
    Kids Above Poverty 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 150  1.15
    Kids Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .18  2.28
    Kids Above Poverty .079

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2.4  1.71
    Kids Above Poverty 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 140000  1.17
    Highschool Graduates 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 150  1.07
    Highschool Graduates 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .13  1.55
    Highschool Graduates .084

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.9  1.27
    Highschool Graduates 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110000  0.92
    Non-Working Class People 120000

    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 .092  1.33
    Non-Working Class People .069

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.5  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 120000  0.75
    Homeowners 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 140  0.93
    Homeowners 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .1  0.83
    Homeowners .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.6  0.73
    Homeowners 2.2


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