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Summary Report: WAYNE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WAYNE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 73000  0.41
    Whites 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 540  1.46
    Whites 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0059  0.10
    Whites .06

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 11  1.64
    Whites 6.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 130000  0.93
    High Income Families 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 530  1.29
    High Income Families 410

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .025  0.57
    High Income Families .044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 12  1.64
    High Income Families 7.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130000  0.93
    Families Above Poverty 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 540  1.29
    Families Above Poverty 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .018  0.41
    Families Above Poverty .044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 12  1.60
    Families Above Poverty 7.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130000  0.93
    Kids Above Poverty 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 540  1.29
    Kids Above Poverty 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .016  0.38
    Kids Above Poverty .042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 12  1.67
    Kids Above Poverty 7.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130000  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 490  1.14
    Highschool Graduates 430

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .041  1.11
    Highschool Graduates .037

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 11  1.41
    Highschool Graduates 7.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 150000  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 420  1.02
    Non-Working Class People 410

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .043  1.39
    Non-Working Class People .031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 7.8  1.16
    Non-Working Class People 6.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 120000  0.80
    Homeowners 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 420  0.86
    Homeowners 490

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .049  1.88
    Homeowners .026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 7.3  0.61
    Homeowners 12


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