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Summary Report: BUTLER County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BUTLER County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 86000  0.66
    Whites 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 400  1.05
    Whites 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .35  1.75
    Whites .2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 9.5  2.07
    Whites 4.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 180000  1.38
    High Income Families 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 510  1.38
    High Income Families 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .41  2.41
    High Income Families .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 9.6  2.59
    High Income Families 3.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 180000  1.38
    Families Above Poverty 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 510  1.34
    Families Above Poverty 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .43  2.39
    Families Above Poverty .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 10  2.50
    Families Above Poverty 4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 170000  1.31
    Kids Above Poverty 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 510  1.38
    Kids Above Poverty 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .45  2.25
    Kids Above Poverty .2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 11  2.75
    Kids Above Poverty 4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180000  1.50
    Highschool Graduates 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 470  1.31
    Highschool Graduates 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .32  1.88
    Highschool Graduates .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 7.4  1.90
    Highschool Graduates 3.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 130000  1.35
    Non-Working Class People 96000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 390  1.22
    Non-Working Class People 320

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .2  1.54
    Non-Working Class People .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4.6  1.59
    Non-Working Class People 2.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 130000  0.87
    Homeowners 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 380  0.84
    Homeowners 450

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .19  0.59
    Homeowners .32

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 4  0.50
    Homeowners 8


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