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Summary Report: HOUGHTON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in HOUGHTON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 25000  0.58
    Whites 43000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 130  1.18
    Whites 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .011  0.35
    Whites .031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .14  1.67
    Whites .084


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 61000  1.27
    High Income Families 48000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 100  1.00
    High Income Families 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .04  1.21
    High Income Families .033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .08  1.11
    High Income Families .072


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 60000  1.18
    Families Above Poverty 51000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 97  0.97
    Families Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .042  1.24
    Families Above Poverty .034

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .091  1.26
    Families Above Poverty .072


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 57000  1.12
    Kids Above Poverty 51000

    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 .044  1.38
    Kids Above Poverty .032

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .093  1.31
    Kids Above Poverty .071


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 56000  1.19
    Highschool Graduates 47000

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

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .04  1.18
    Highschool Graduates .034

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .072  0.96
    Highschool Graduates .075


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 47000  1.47
    Non-Working Class People 32000

    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 .03  1.30
    Non-Working Class People .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .082  0.90
    Non-Working Class People .091


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 59000  2.03
    Homeowners 29000

    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 .042  1.35
    Homeowners .031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .078  0.78
    Homeowners .1


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