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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 57000000  1.06
    Whites 54000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 74  1.00
    Whites 74

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0015  1.07
    Whites .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0038  1.03
    Whites .0037


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 45000000  0.83
    High Income Families 54000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 73  0.99
    High Income Families 74

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00095  0.68
    High Income Families .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0035  0.95
    High Income Families .0037


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 46000000  0.87
    Families Above Poverty 53000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 73  0.99
    Families Above Poverty 74

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .00098  0.70
    Families Above Poverty .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0035  0.95
    Families Above Poverty .0037


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 52000000  0.95
    Kids Above Poverty 55000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 74  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 74

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0013  0.87
    Kids Above Poverty .0015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0037  0.97
    Kids Above Poverty .0038


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 54000000  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 54000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 74  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 74

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0014  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0037  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .0037


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 54000000  0.92
    Non-Working Class People 59000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 74  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 74

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0014  0.82
    Non-Working Class People .0017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0037  0.95
    Non-Working Class People .0039


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 55000000  1.10
    Homeowners 50000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 74  1.00
    Homeowners 74

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0015  1.25
    Homeowners .0012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0038  1.06
    Homeowners .0036


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