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Summary Report: LEELANAU County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in LEELANAU County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 210  0.60
    Whites 350

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 80  1.01
    Whites 79

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0061  0.61
    Whites .01

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .013  0.57
    Whites .023


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 240  0.65
    High Income Families 370

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 78  0.99
    High Income Families 79

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0072  0.65
    High Income Families .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .017  0.71
    High Income Families .024


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170  0.47
    Families Above Poverty 360

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 78  0.99
    Families Above Poverty 79

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0051  0.46
    Families Above Poverty .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .012  0.50
    Families Above Poverty .024


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 170  0.46
    Kids Above Poverty 370

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 79  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 79

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .005  0.45
    Kids Above Poverty .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .012  0.50
    Kids Above Poverty .024


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 210  0.58
    Highschool Graduates 360

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 77  0.97
    Highschool Graduates 79

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0061  0.55
    Highschool Graduates .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .015  0.62
    Highschool Graduates .024


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 360  0.80
    Non-Working Class People 450

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 79  0.99
    Non-Working Class People 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .011  0.79
    Non-Working Class People .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .023  0.79
    Non-Working Class People .029


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 390  1.26
    Homeowners 310

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 79  1.00
    Homeowners 79

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .012  1.29
    Homeowners .0093

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .026  1.30
    Homeowners .02


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