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Summary Report: WASHINGTON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WASHINGTON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 1000000  0.34
    Whites 2900000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 410  1.08
    Whites 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .017  0.74
    Whites .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.1  1.31
    Whites .84


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2800000  0.93
    High Income Families 3000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 370  0.95
    High Income Families 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .025  1.14
    High Income Families .022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .89  1.09
    High Income Families .82


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3100000  1.07
    Families Above Poverty 2900000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 360  0.92
    Families Above Poverty 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .027  1.23
    Families Above Poverty .022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .76  0.90
    Families Above Poverty .84


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2900000  0.91
    Kids Above Poverty 3200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 360  0.95
    Kids Above Poverty 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .028  1.17
    Kids Above Poverty .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .76  0.97
    Kids Above Poverty .78


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2700000  0.93
    Highschool Graduates 2900000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 380  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .023  1.05
    Highschool Graduates .022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .94  1.09
    Highschool Graduates .86


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 3200000  1.45
    Non-Working Class People 2200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 390  0.97
    Non-Working Class People 400

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .023  1.05
    Non-Working Class People .022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .8  0.80
    Non-Working Class People 1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 2500000  1.47
    Homeowners 1700000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 390  1.00
    Homeowners 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .025  0.86
    Homeowners .029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .97  0.69
    Homeowners 1.4


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