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Summary Report: JACKSON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in JACKSON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 67000  1.86
    Whites 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 280  1.56
    Whites 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .16  2.08
    Whites .077

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.5  1.83
    Whites .82


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 37000  1.06
    High Income Families 35000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 190  1.12
    High Income Families 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .069  0.88
    High Income Families .078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .94  1.22
    High Income Families .77


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 36000  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 190  1.12
    Families Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .07  0.91
    Families Above Poverty .077

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .88  1.11
    Families Above Poverty .79


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 41000  1.14
    Kids Above Poverty 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 200  1.18
    Kids Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .08  1.01
    Kids Above Poverty .079

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .9  1.10
    Kids Above Poverty .82


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 36000  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180  1.06
    Highschool Graduates 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .072  0.89
    Highschool Graduates .081

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .83  1.04
    Highschool Graduates .8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 36000  0.90
    Non-Working Class People 40000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 180  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .073  0.73
    Non-Working Class People .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .81  0.93
    Non-Working Class People .87


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 39000  0.80
    Homeowners 49000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 180  0.75
    Homeowners 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .091  0.83
    Homeowners .11

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .92  0.71
    Homeowners 1.3


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