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Summary Report: LEXINGTON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in LEXINGTON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 300000  0.88
    Whites 340000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 180  1.06
    Whites 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .028  0.97
    Whites .029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .29  1.12
    Whites .26


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 270000  0.79
    High Income Families 340000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 170  1.00
    High Income Families 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .029  1.00
    High Income Families .029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .25  0.93
    High Income Families .27


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 280000  0.82
    Families Above Poverty 340000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .029  1.00
    Families Above Poverty .029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .24  0.89
    Families Above Poverty .27


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 300000  0.83
    Kids Above Poverty 360000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 170  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .027  0.93
    Kids Above Poverty .029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .25  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty .25


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 220000  0.61
    Highschool Graduates 360000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 170  0.94
    Highschool Graduates 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .032  1.19
    Highschool Graduates .027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .22  0.76
    Highschool Graduates .29


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 300000  0.71
    Non-Working Class People 420000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .032  1.39
    Non-Working Class People .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .25  0.81
    Non-Working Class People .31


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 360000  1.16
    Homeowners 310000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 180  0.90
    Homeowners 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .029  1.12
    Homeowners .026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .32  0.89
    Homeowners .36


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