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Summary Report: GRAND TRAVERSE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in GRAND TRAVERSE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 5700  1.10
    Whites 5200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 110  1.00
    Whites 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .074  0.86
    Whites .086

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .64  0.93
    Whites .69


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 5600  1.02
    High Income Families 5500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110  1.00
    High Income Families 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .063  0.78
    High Income Families .081

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .59  0.91
    High Income Families .65


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4900  0.89
    Families Above Poverty 5500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 110  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .072  0.91
    Families Above Poverty .079

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .58  0.89
    Families Above Poverty .65


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 4700  0.81
    Kids Above Poverty 5800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .089  1.37
    Kids Above Poverty .065

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .67  1.24
    Kids Above Poverty .54


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 5000  0.94
    Highschool Graduates 5300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .094  1.11
    Highschool Graduates .085

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .78  1.11
    Highschool Graduates .7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 5100  0.84
    Non-Working Class People 6100

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .088  0.99
    Non-Working Class People .089

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .66  0.90
    Non-Working Class People .73


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 5200  0.96
    Homeowners 5400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 110  0.92
    Homeowners 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .084  0.56
    Homeowners .15

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .69  0.63
    Homeowners 1.1


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