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Summary Report: WASHINGTON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WASHINGTON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 25000  0.30
    Whites 84000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 67  0.97
    Whites 69

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0000043  0.04
    Whites .000096

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0054  0.36
    Whites .015


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 44000  0.44
    High Income Families 99000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 68  0.99
    High Income Families 69

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00011  1.16
    High Income Families .000095

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .01  0.62
    High Income Families .016


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 32000  0.34
    Families Above Poverty 93000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 68  0.99
    Families Above Poverty 69

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .000078  0.78
    Families Above Poverty .0001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0092  0.61
    Families Above Poverty .015


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 33000  0.37
    Kids Above Poverty 90000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 68  0.99
    Kids Above Poverty 69

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .000093  0.93
    Kids Above Poverty .0001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0097  0.65
    Kids Above Poverty .015


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 66000  0.77
    Highschool Graduates 86000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 69  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 69

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .000071  0.71
    Highschool Graduates .0001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .013  0.87
    Highschool Graduates .015


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 100000  1.14
    Non-Working Class People 88000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 69  0.99
    Non-Working Class People 70

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .000077  0.87
    Non-Working Class People .000089

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .015  0.83
    Non-Working Class People .018


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 88000  1.14
    Homeowners 77000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 69  0.99
    Homeowners 70

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00011  2.97
    Homeowners .000037

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .015  0.83
    Homeowners .018


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