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Summary Report: BERNALILLO County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BERNALILLO County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 3800  1.81
    Whites 2100

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 220  0.96
    Whites 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .3  2.31
    Whites .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .19  2.64
    Whites .072


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3500  1.30
    High Income Families 2700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 220  1.00
    High Income Families 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .34  2.62
    High Income Families .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .21  2.88
    High Income Families .073


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3600  1.29
    Families Above Poverty 2800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 220  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .39  2.79
    Families Above Poverty .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .24  2.96
    Families Above Poverty .081


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3700  1.32
    Kids Above Poverty 2800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 220  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .38  2.71
    Kids Above Poverty .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .23  3.03
    Kids Above Poverty .076


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3900  1.56
    Highschool Graduates 2500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 220  0.96
    Highschool Graduates 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .38  2.38
    Highschool Graduates .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .25  2.72
    Highschool Graduates .092


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 3100  1.41
    Non-Working Class People 2200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 230  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .19  1.12
    Non-Working Class People .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .12  1.33
    Non-Working Class People .09


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 2400  1.20
    Homeowners 2000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 220  0.92
    Homeowners 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .16  0.53
    Homeowners .3

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .087  0.46
    Homeowners .19


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