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Summary Report: KNOX County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in KNOX County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 10000  0.62
    Whites 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 88  0.94
    Whites 94

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0026  0.54
    Whites .0048

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .1  0.48
    Whites .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 17000  1.13
    High Income Families 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 97  1.04
    High Income Families 93

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0038  0.75
    High Income Families .0051

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .28  1.47
    High Income Families .19


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 19000  1.27
    Families Above Poverty 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 100  1.08
    Families Above Poverty 93

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0032  0.63
    Families Above Poverty .0051

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .33  1.74
    Families Above Poverty .19


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 19000  1.27
    Kids Above Poverty 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 100  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty 93

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .003  0.60
    Kids Above Poverty .005

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .36  2.00
    Kids Above Poverty .18


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 18000  1.29
    Highschool Graduates 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 98  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 93

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .003  0.57
    Highschool Graduates .0053

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .28  1.56
    Highschool Graduates .18


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 16000  1.14
    Non-Working Class People 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 95  1.02
    Non-Working Class People 93

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0045  0.83
    Non-Working Class People .0054

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .23  1.44
    Non-Working Class People .16


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 14000  0.70
    Homeowners 20000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 92  0.84
    Homeowners 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .005  1.43
    Homeowners .0035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .18  0.50
    Homeowners .36


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