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Summary Report: MUSKEGON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MUSKEGON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 82000  0.85
    Whites 97000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 200  1.25
    Whites 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .74  2.74
    Whites .27

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 13  3.17
    Whites 4.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 81000  0.81
    High Income Families 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 180  1.12
    High Income Families 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .51  1.70
    High Income Families .3

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 8.9  2.07
    High Income Families 4.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 83000  0.83
    Families Above Poverty 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 180  1.12
    Families Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .56  1.81
    Families Above Poverty .31

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 11  2.44
    Families Above Poverty 4.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 85000  0.85
    Kids Above Poverty 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 190  1.19
    Kids Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .57  1.90
    Kids Above Poverty .3

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 11  2.50
    Kids Above Poverty 4.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 82000  0.83
    Highschool Graduates 99000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 170  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .42  1.35
    Highschool Graduates .31

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 7.2  1.50
    Highschool Graduates 4.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 96000  0.87
    Non-Working Class People 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .32  1.10
    Non-Working Class People .29

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4.8  1.12
    Non-Working Class People 4.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 110000  1.36
    Homeowners 81000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 170  0.85
    Homeowners 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .34  0.67
    Homeowners .51

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 5.1  0.53
    Homeowners 9.7


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