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Summary Report: INGHAM County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in INGHAM County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 110000  1.45
    Whites 76000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 220  1.16
    Whites 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .94  2.69
    Whites .35

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 5.7  2.28
    Whites 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110000  1.25
    High Income Families 88000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 210  1.17
    High Income Families 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .86  2.32
    High Income Families .37

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 5.1  2.04
    High Income Families 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120000  1.36
    Families Above Poverty 88000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 220  1.22
    Families Above Poverty 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .97  2.49
    Families Above Poverty .39

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 5.7  2.19
    Families Above Poverty 2.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 120000  1.40
    Kids Above Poverty 86000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 220  1.22
    Kids Above Poverty 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1  2.70
    Kids Above Poverty .37

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 5.9  2.36
    Kids Above Poverty 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130000  1.57
    Highschool Graduates 83000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 200  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .76  1.77
    Highschool Graduates .43

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 4.4  1.52
    Highschool Graduates 2.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 85000  1.47
    Non-Working Class People 58000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 190  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .43  1.34
    Non-Working Class People .32

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 3  1.25
    Non-Working Class People 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 85000  1.16
    Homeowners 73000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 190  0.86
    Homeowners 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .44  0.67
    Homeowners .66

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 3  0.73
    Homeowners 4.1


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