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Summary Report: ROANE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ROANE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 24000  2.58
    Whites 9300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 140  1.08
    Whites 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0058  0.95
    Whites .0061

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .054  1.17
    Whites .046


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 12000  1.54
    High Income Families 7800

    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 .0047  0.71
    High Income Families .0066

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .048  1.04
    High Income Families .046


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 13000  1.60
    Families Above Poverty 8100

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0043  0.66
    Families Above Poverty .0065

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .05  1.09
    Families Above Poverty .046


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 14000  1.71
    Kids Above Poverty 8200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0041  0.60
    Kids Above Poverty .0068

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .052  1.16
    Kids Above Poverty .045


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 15000  2.00
    Highschool Graduates 7500

    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 .0045  0.67
    Highschool Graduates .0067

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .047  1.02
    Highschool Graduates .046


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 11000  2.34
    Non-Working Class People 4700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 130  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0057  0.66
    Non-Working Class People .0086

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .046  1.02
    Non-Working Class People .045


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 9300  0.55
    Homeowners 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 130  0.93
    Homeowners 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0061  1.74
    Homeowners .0035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .05  0.89
    Homeowners .056


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