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Summary Report: WADENA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WADENA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 3800  0.62
    Whites 6100

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 72  0.95
    Whites 76

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .00063  0.63
    Whites .001

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0055  0.50
    Whites .011


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 6800  1.17
    High Income Families 5800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 76  0.99
    High Income Families 77

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0011  1.16
    High Income Families .00095

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0098  0.89
    High Income Families .011


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 6800  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 6000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 75  0.97
    Families Above Poverty 77

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0011  1.12
    Families Above Poverty .00098

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0091  0.83
    Families Above Poverty .011


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 5100  0.91
    Kids Above Poverty 5600

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 75  0.97
    Kids Above Poverty 77

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .00084  0.91
    Kids Above Poverty .00092

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0095  0.86
    Kids Above Poverty .011


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 7800  1.32
    Highschool Graduates 5900

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 76  0.99
    Highschool Graduates 77

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0013  1.34
    Highschool Graduates .00097

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .01  0.91
    Highschool Graduates .011


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 5600  1.33
    Non-Working Class People 4200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 76  0.99
    Non-Working Class People 77

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .00092  1.33
    Non-Working Class People .00069

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .011  0.85
    Non-Working Class People .013


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 5900  1.59
    Homeowners 3700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 78  0.97
    Homeowners 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00098  1.61
    Homeowners .00061

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .013  0.81
    Homeowners .016


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