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Summary Report: BERRIEN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BERRIEN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 5200  1.13
    Whites 4600

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 240  1.85
    Whites 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .45  6.16
    Whites .073

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 7.6  4.47
    Whites 1.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 4900  1.07
    High Income Families 4600

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 180  1.38
    High Income Families 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .29  3.22
    High Income Families .09

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 4.9  2.33
    High Income Families 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 5000  1.09
    Families Above Poverty 4600

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 210  1.62
    Families Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .37  3.85
    Families Above Poverty .096

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 6.3  2.86
    Families Above Poverty 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 5000  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty 4700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 220  1.57
    Kids Above Poverty 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .4  4.08
    Kids Above Poverty .098

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 6.8  3.09
    Kids Above Poverty 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 4600  0.96
    Highschool Graduates 4800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 150  1.07
    Highschool Graduates 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .19  1.90
    Highschool Graduates .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.4  1.48
    Highschool Graduates 2.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4500  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 4800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 140  1.08
    Non-Working Class People 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .1  1.06
    Non-Working Class People .094

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.3  1.10
    Non-Working Class People 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 4900  0.88
    Homeowners 5600

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 140  0.82
    Homeowners 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .1  0.37
    Homeowners .27

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.5  0.60
    Homeowners 4.2


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