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Summary Report: CLARK County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CLARK County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 6900  0.34
    Whites 20000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 270  1.29
    Whites 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0032  0.38
    Whites .0084

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 10  2.86
    Whites 3.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 12000  0.55
    High Income Families 22000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 250  1.25
    High Income Families 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0055  0.62
    High Income Families .0089

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 6.8  2.27
    High Income Families 3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 9600  0.46
    Families Above Poverty 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 260  1.24
    Families Above Poverty 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0054  0.63
    Families Above Poverty .0086

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 7.8  2.44
    Families Above Poverty 3.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 8000  0.40
    Kids Above Poverty 20000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 260  1.24
    Kids Above Poverty 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0057  0.69
    Kids Above Poverty .0083

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 8.2  2.34
    Kids Above Poverty 3.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 17000  0.81
    Highschool Graduates 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 230  1.10
    Highschool Graduates 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0071  0.86
    Highschool Graduates .0083

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 5.2  1.58
    Highschool Graduates 3.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 20000  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 210  1.05
    Non-Working Class People 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0082  0.87
    Non-Working Class People .0094

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4  1.38
    Non-Working Class People 2.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 22000  1.57
    Homeowners 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 210  0.84
    Homeowners 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .008  2.11
    Homeowners .0038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 3.1  0.44
    Homeowners 7.1


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