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Summary Report: OWEN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in OWEN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 79  0.96
    Whites 82

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0017  0.65
    Whites .0026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .01  0.34
    Whites .029


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 82  1.00
    High Income Families 82

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0025  0.93
    High Income Families .0027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .028  1.00
    High Income Families .028


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 81  0.99
    Families Above Poverty 82

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0028  1.04
    Families Above Poverty .0027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .025  0.89
    Families Above Poverty .028


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 82  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 82

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0023  0.88
    Kids Above Poverty .0026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .028  0.90
    Kids Above Poverty .031


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 82  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 82

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0024  0.92
    Highschool Graduates .0026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .027  0.93
    Highschool Graduates .029


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 82  0.99
    Non-Working Class People 83

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0029  1.16
    Non-Working Class People .0025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .028  0.78
    Non-Working Class People .036


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 83  0.97
    Homeowners 86

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0021  1.50
    Homeowners .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .035  0.71
    Homeowners .049


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