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Summary Report: CLEVELAND County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CLEVELAND County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 28000  0.97
    Whites 29000

    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 .0024  0.96
    Whites .0025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .088  1.69
    Whites .052


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 26000  0.87
    High Income Families 30000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160  1.07
    High Income Families 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0022  0.88
    High Income Families .0025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .074  1.32
    High Income Families .056


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 29000  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 29000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0025  1.00
    Families Above Poverty .0025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .079  1.39
    Families Above Poverty .057


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 25000  0.76
    Kids Above Poverty 33000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 170  1.13
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0021  0.72
    Kids Above Poverty .0029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .087  1.64
    Kids Above Poverty .053


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 30000  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 27000

    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 .0025  1.09
    Highschool Graduates .0023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .06  0.98
    Highschool Graduates .061


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 33000  1.27
    Non-Working Class People 26000

    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 .0028  1.33
    Non-Working Class People .0021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .053  0.82
    Non-Working Class People .065


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 28000  1.17
    Homeowners 24000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 160  0.94
    Homeowners 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0023  1.10
    Homeowners .0021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .063  0.68
    Homeowners .093


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