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Summary Report: BUCHANAN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BUCHANAN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 120000  1.00
    Whites 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.07
    Whites 140

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 4.4  1.57
    Whites 2.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 150000  1.36
    High Income Families 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 150  1.15
    High Income Families 130

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3.9  1.70
    High Income Families 2.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 150000  1.36
    Families Above Poverty 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 150  1.15
    Families Above Poverty 130

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4.4  1.83
    Families Above Poverty 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 160000  1.45
    Kids Above Poverty 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 150  1.15
    Kids Above Poverty 130

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 4.5  1.88
    Kids Above Poverty 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180000  1.98
    Highschool Graduates 91000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 150  1.15
    Highschool Graduates 130

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.6  1.38
    Highschool Graduates 2.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 120000  1.79
    Non-Working Class People 67000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 140  1.08
    Non-Working Class People 130

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.7  1.23
    Non-Working Class People 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 120000  1.21
    Homeowners 99000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 140  0.93
    Homeowners 150

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.7  0.63
    Homeowners 4.3


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