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Summary Report: HARLAN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in HARLAN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 100  1.00
    Whites 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0017  0.17
    Whites .0099

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .027  1.04
    Whites .026


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 98  0.98
    High Income Families 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0084  0.76
    High Income Families .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .023  0.82
    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 98  0.98
    Families Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0076  0.69
    Families Above Poverty .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .021  0.75
    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 98  0.98
    Kids Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0074  0.74
    Kids Above Poverty .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .021  0.78
    Kids Above Poverty .027


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 98  0.98
    Highschool Graduates 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0082  0.75
    Highschool Graduates .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .022  0.69
    Highschool Graduates .032


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 100  0.91
    Non-Working Class People 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .012  0.86
    Non-Working Class People .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .034  0.94
    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 100  1.00
    Homeowners 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .01  1.14
    Homeowners .0088

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .026  0.79
    Homeowners .033


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