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Summary Report: CARBON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CARBON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 120000  0.67
    Whites 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 130  1.00
    Whites 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .15  1.50
    Whites .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .07  1.43
    Whites .049


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 200000  1.18
    High Income Families 170000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 130  1.00
    High Income Families 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .12  1.21
    High Income Families .099

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .05  1.00
    High Income Families .05


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 190000  1.12
    Families Above Poverty 170000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140  1.08
    Families Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .12  1.20
    Families Above Poverty .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .046  0.92
    Families Above Poverty .05


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 180000  1.12
    Kids Above Poverty 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 140  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .13  1.34
    Kids Above Poverty .097

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .052  0.96
    Kids Above Poverty .054


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160000  0.84
    Highschool Graduates 190000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .1  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .054  1.17
    Highschool Graduates .046


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160000  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 170000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 130  1.08
    Non-Working Class People 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .091  1.01
    Non-Working Class People .09

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .048  1.14
    Non-Working Class People .042


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 200000  1.11
    Homeowners 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 130  0.87
    Homeowners 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .11  0.79
    Homeowners .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .051  0.91
    Homeowners .056


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