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Summary Report: HAMILTON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in HAMILTON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 300000  3.33
    Whites 90000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 410  1.64
    Whites 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .046  7.67
    Whites .006

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.9  3.77
    Whites .77


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 240000  2.40
    High Income Families 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 340  1.31
    High Income Families 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .037  4.62
    High Income Families .008

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.9  2.92
    High Income Families .65


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 300000  2.73
    Families Above Poverty 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 350  1.30
    Families Above Poverty 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .049  5.16
    Families Above Poverty .0095

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.2  2.97
    Families Above Poverty .74


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 320000  3.23
    Kids Above Poverty 99000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 360  1.38
    Kids Above Poverty 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .053  6.39
    Kids Above Poverty .0083

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2.4  3.53
    Kids Above Poverty .68


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180000  1.64
    Highschool Graduates 110000

    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 .025  3.09
    Highschool Graduates .0081

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.7  1.81
    Highschool Graduates .94


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 120000  1.28
    Non-Working Class People 94000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 280  1.08
    Non-Working Class People 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .012  3.00
    Non-Working Class People .004

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1  1.20
    Non-Working Class People .83


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 110000  0.52
    Homeowners 210000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 270  0.75
    Homeowners 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .01  0.45
    Homeowners .022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .7  0.28
    Homeowners 2.5


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