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Summary Report: MULTNOMAH County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MULTNOMAH County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 89000  0.97
    Whites 92000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 400  1.14
    Whites 350

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .1  1.00
    Whites .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 5.9  1.28
    Whites 4.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110000  1.25
    High Income Families 88000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 370  1.09
    High Income Families 340

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .14  1.52
    High Income Families .092

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 4.9  1.44
    High Income Families 3.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 110000  1.24
    Families Above Poverty 89000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 380  1.09
    Families Above Poverty 350

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .15  1.58
    Families Above Poverty .095

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 5.2  1.49
    Families Above Poverty 3.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110000  1.33
    Kids Above Poverty 83000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 380  1.12
    Kids Above Poverty 340

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .16  1.62
    Kids Above Poverty .099

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 4.8  1.55
    Kids Above Poverty 3.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110000  1.29
    Highschool Graduates 85000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 370  1.03
    Highschool Graduates 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .13  1.59
    Highschool Graduates .082

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 5.1  1.02
    Highschool Graduates 5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 93000  1.22
    Non-Working Class People 76000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 360  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .1  1.59
    Non-Working Class People .063

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4.9  0.88
    Non-Working Class People 5.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 85000  1.15
    Homeowners 74000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 350  0.88
    Homeowners 400

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .092  0.96
    Homeowners .096

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 3.1  0.34
    Homeowners 9.1


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