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Summary Report: OAKLAND County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in OAKLAND County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 86000  1.01
    Whites 85000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 330  1.14
    Whites 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0068  0.45
    Whites .015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 3.5  1.59
    Whites 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 77000  0.90
    High Income Families 86000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 320  1.10
    High Income Families 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0095  0.63
    High Income Families .015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 4.2  2.00
    High Income Families 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 67000  0.78
    Families Above Poverty 86000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 330  1.14
    Families Above Poverty 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0077  0.51
    Families Above Poverty .015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4.7  2.24
    Families Above Poverty 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 68000  0.78
    Kids Above Poverty 87000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 330  1.18
    Kids Above Poverty 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0076  0.45
    Kids Above Poverty .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 4.9  2.33
    Kids Above Poverty 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 81000  0.94
    Highschool Graduates 86000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 320  1.10
    Highschool Graduates 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .013  0.93
    Highschool Graduates .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.4  1.62
    Highschool Graduates 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 85000  0.91
    Non-Working Class People 93000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 290  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .016  1.14
    Non-Working Class People .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.5  1.39
    Non-Working Class People 1.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 76000  0.69
    Homeowners 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 300  0.94
    Homeowners 320

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .014  1.17
    Homeowners .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.2  0.67
    Homeowners 3.3


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