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Summary Report: HAMILTON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in HAMILTON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 43000  0.36
    Whites 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 320  1.19
    Whites 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .04  2.35
    Whites .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 19  2.97
    Whites 6.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 95000  0.86
    High Income Families 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 310  1.15
    High Income Families 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .031  1.48
    High Income Families .021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 18  3.10
    High Income Families 5.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 87000  0.79
    Families Above Poverty 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 310  1.15
    Families Above Poverty 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .031  1.48
    Families Above Poverty .021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 22  3.55
    Families Above Poverty 6.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 95000  0.79
    Kids Above Poverty 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 310  1.15
    Kids Above Poverty 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .032  1.45
    Kids Above Poverty .022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 22  3.67
    Kids Above Poverty 6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110000  1.16
    Highschool Graduates 95000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 300  1.07
    Highschool Graduates 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .032  1.78
    Highschool Graduates .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 12  1.67
    Highschool Graduates 7.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110000  1.24
    Non-Working Class People 89000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 280  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .024  1.71
    Non-Working Class People .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 8.4  1.24
    Non-Working Class People 6.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 100000  2.08
    Homeowners 48000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 270  0.84
    Homeowners 320

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .019  0.70
    Homeowners .027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 4.9  0.31
    Homeowners 16


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