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Summary Report: WAYNE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WAYNE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 81  0.86
    Whites 94

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 79  0.89
    Whites 89

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0021  0.88
    Whites .0024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 0  0.00
    Whites .00095


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 90  0.96
    High Income Families 94

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 89  1.00
    High Income Families 89

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0023  0.96
    High Income Families .0024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00094  0.94
    High Income Families .001


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 96  1.04
    Families Above Poverty 92

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 90  1.01
    Families Above Poverty 89

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0024  1.04
    Families Above Poverty .0023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .00079  0.79
    Families Above Poverty .001


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 98  1.11
    Kids Above Poverty 88

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 90  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 90

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0025  1.14
    Kids Above Poverty .0022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .00072  0.65
    Kids Above Poverty .0011


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 89  0.89
    Highschool Graduates 100

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 89  1.01
    Highschool Graduates 88

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0023  0.88
    Highschool Graduates .0026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .00097  1.09
    Highschool Graduates .00089


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 92  0.71
    Non-Working Class People 130

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 90  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 85

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0023  0.68
    Non-Working Class People .0034

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .00096  1.23
    Non-Working Class People .00078


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 110  0.92
    Homeowners 120

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 87  1.00
    Homeowners 87

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0028  0.93
    Homeowners .003

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00064  1.21
    Homeowners .00053


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