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Summary Report: JEFFERSON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in JEFFERSON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 2800000  1.33
    Whites 2100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 160  1.07
    Whites 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .015  0.65
    Whites .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .18  1.29
    Whites .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2200000  1.05
    High Income Families 2100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 150  1.00
    High Income Families 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .019  0.83
    High Income Families .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .15  1.07
    High Income Families .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2300000  1.10
    Families Above Poverty 2100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 150  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .02  0.87
    Families Above Poverty .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .16  1.14
    Families Above Poverty .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2200000  1.10
    Kids Above Poverty 2000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 150  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .021  0.91
    Kids Above Poverty .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .16  1.14
    Kids Above Poverty .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2200000  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 2100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 150  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .019  0.83
    Highschool Graduates .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .14  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2000000  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 2100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 150  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .024  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .14  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 2300000  1.00
    Homeowners 2300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 150  0.94
    Homeowners 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .023  1.05
    Homeowners .022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .15  0.88
    Homeowners .17


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