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Summary Report: ORANGE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ORANGE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 100000  0.67
    Whites 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 210  1.24
    Whites 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0063  0.45
    Whites .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 4.7  3.92
    Whites 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 87000  0.54
    High Income Families 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 210  1.24
    High Income Families 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .02  1.67
    High Income Families .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3.7  2.64
    High Income Families 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 60000  0.38
    Families Above Poverty 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 220  1.29
    Families Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .014  1.08
    Families Above Poverty .013

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4.3  2.87
    Families Above Poverty 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 59000  0.37
    Kids Above Poverty 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 220  1.29
    Kids Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .013  1.18
    Kids Above Poverty .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 4.4  2.93
    Kids Above Poverty 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130000  0.87
    Highschool Graduates 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 190  1.12
    Highschool Graduates 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .015  1.15
    Highschool Graduates .013

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2.6  1.86
    Highschool Graduates 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160000  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .013  1.18
    Non-Working Class People .011

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.8  1.50
    Non-Working Class People 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 160000  1.45
    Homeowners 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 160  0.76
    Homeowners 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .014  0.88
    Homeowners .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.1  0.35
    Homeowners 3.1


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