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Summary Report: DARKE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in DARKE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 49000  1.14
    Whites 43000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 120  1.00
    Whites 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .00067  0.35
    Whites .0019

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .46  1.15
    Whites .4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 44000  1.05
    High Income Families 42000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120  1.00
    High Income Families 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0018  0.86
    High Income Families .0021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .43  1.16
    High Income Families .37


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 47000  1.12
    Families Above Poverty 42000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0017  0.81
    Families Above Poverty .0021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .47  1.27
    Families Above Poverty .37


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 49000  1.26
    Kids Above Poverty 39000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 120  1.09
    Kids Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .001  0.45
    Kids Above Poverty .0022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .5  1.47
    Kids Above Poverty .34


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 46000  0.98
    Highschool Graduates 47000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0013  0.62
    Highschool Graduates .0021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .45  1.07
    Highschool Graduates .42


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 40000  0.78
    Non-Working Class People 51000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110  0.92
    Non-Working Class People 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0019  0.83
    Non-Working Class People .0023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .36  0.82
    Non-Working Class People .44


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 51000  0.74
    Homeowners 69000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 120  0.92
    Homeowners 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0022  1.38
    Homeowners .0016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .45  0.62
    Homeowners .73


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