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Summary Report: ALLEGHENY County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ALLEGHENY County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 32000  0.52
    Whites 61000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 350  1.25
    Whites 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .025  0.62
    Whites .04

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 11  2.44
    Whites 4.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 66000  1.10
    High Income Families 60000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 320  1.14
    High Income Families 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .047  1.24
    High Income Families .038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 8  2.05
    High Income Families 3.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 60000  0.98
    Families Above Poverty 61000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 330  1.18
    Families Above Poverty 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .043  1.10
    Families Above Poverty .039

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 8.9  2.17
    Families Above Poverty 4.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 59000  1.05
    Kids Above Poverty 56000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 330  1.22
    Kids Above Poverty 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .042  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty .035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 9  2.43
    Kids Above Poverty 3.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 70000  1.23
    Highschool Graduates 57000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 310  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .046  1.21
    Highschool Graduates .038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 6.9  1.47
    Highschool Graduates 4.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 60000  1.36
    Non-Working Class People 44000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 290  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .041  1.37
    Non-Working Class People .03

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 5  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 4.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 61000  1.24
    Homeowners 49000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 280  0.88
    Homeowners 320

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .039  0.89
    Homeowners .044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 3.5  0.37
    Homeowners 9.5


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