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Summary Report: WICHITA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WICHITA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 160000  1.14
    Whites 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 160  1.07
    Whites 150

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .000016  0.21
    Whites .000075


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120000  0.75
    High Income Families 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 150  1.00
    High Income Families 150

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .000054  0.70
    High Income Families .000077


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130000  0.81
    Families Above Poverty 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 150  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .000039  0.51
    Families Above Poverty .000077


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 100000  0.59
    Kids Above Poverty 170000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 150  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .000046  0.68
    Kids Above Poverty .000068


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 140000  0.93
    Highschool Graduates 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 150  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 150

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .000046  0.62
    Highschool Graduates .000074


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170000  1.21
    Non-Working Class People 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 150  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 150

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .000074  1.01
    Non-Working Class People .000073


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 150000  1.36
    Homeowners 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 150  0.88
    Homeowners 170

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .000048  1.37
    Homeowners .000035


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