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Summary Report: LAWRENCE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in LAWRENCE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 8900000  1.06
    Whites 8400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 100  0.91
    Whites 110

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .06  0.50
    Whites .12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 8200000  0.92
    High Income Families 8900000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120  1.09
    High Income Families 110

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .15  1.36
    High Income Families .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 8000000  0.91
    Families Above Poverty 8800000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120  1.09
    Families Above Poverty 110

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .13  1.08
    Families Above Poverty .12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 8300000  0.98
    Kids Above Poverty 8500000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 110

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .11  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 11000000  1.33
    Highschool Graduates 8300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 120

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .13  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 8900000  1.17
    Non-Working Class People 7600000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 110

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .099  0.76
    Non-Working Class People .13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 9700000  1.54
    Homeowners 6300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 120  0.92
    Homeowners 130

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .11  0.52
    Homeowners .21


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