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Summary Report: ADAMS County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ADAMS County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 10000  1.03
    Whites 9700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 200  1.25
    Whites 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .17  2.58
    Whites .066

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .27  1.23
    Whites .22


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 10000  1.03
    High Income Families 9700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 170  1.13
    High Income Families 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .089  1.75
    High Income Families .051

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .27  1.29
    High Income Families .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 10000  1.03
    Families Above Poverty 9700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 180  1.20
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .12  2.31
    Families Above Poverty .052

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .3  1.43
    Families Above Poverty .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 9900  1.04
    Kids Above Poverty 9500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 190  1.27
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .12  2.61
    Kids Above Poverty .046

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .32  1.60
    Kids Above Poverty .2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 9600  0.99
    Highschool Graduates 9700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 150  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .053  0.85
    Highschool Graduates .062

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .23  1.10
    Highschool Graduates .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 9900  0.99
    Non-Working Class People 10000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 150  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .058  0.72
    Non-Working Class People .08

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .23  1.05
    Non-Working Class People .22


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 10000  0.83
    Homeowners 12000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 150  0.71
    Homeowners 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .047  0.29
    Homeowners .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .23  0.59
    Homeowners .39


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