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Summary Report: DUBUQUE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in DUBUQUE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 260000  1.04
    Whites 250000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 190  1.27
    Whites 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .83  1.46
    Whites .57

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .14  1.27
    Whites .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 280000  1.12
    High Income Families 250000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 180  1.20
    High Income Families 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .88  1.96
    High Income Families .45

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .24  4.07
    High Income Families .059


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 260000  1.04
    Families Above Poverty 250000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .91  1.90
    Families Above Poverty .48

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .28  4.12
    Families Above Poverty .068


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 280000  1.22
    Kids Above Poverty 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 180  1.29
    Kids Above Poverty 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .97  2.06
    Kids Above Poverty .47

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .27  5.00
    Kids Above Poverty .054


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 260000  0.96
    Highschool Graduates 270000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160  1.07
    Highschool Graduates 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .7  1.32
    Highschool Graduates .53

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .17  1.73
    Highschool Graduates .098


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 220000  0.88
    Non-Working Class People 250000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 150  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .57  1.08
    Non-Working Class People .53

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .11  1.20
    Non-Working Class People .092


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 280000  0.97
    Homeowners 290000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 150  0.75
    Homeowners 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .49  0.45
    Homeowners 1.1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .057  0.15
    Homeowners .39


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