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Summary Report: CHITTENDEN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CHITTENDEN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 33000  1.06
    Whites 31000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 320  1.33
    Whites 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .97  1.64
    Whites .59

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 5.4  1.42
    Whites 3.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 16000  0.44
    High Income Families 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 380  2.11
    High Income Families 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.2  3.87
    High Income Families .31

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 6.6  2.87
    High Income Families 2.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 14000  0.39
    Families Above Poverty 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 430  2.26
    Families Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.4  4.12
    Families Above Poverty .34

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 7.5  3.12
    Families Above Poverty 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 11000  0.30
    Kids Above Poverty 37000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 460  2.71
    Kids Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.5  5.36
    Kids Above Poverty .28

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 7.7  3.85
    Kids Above Poverty 2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 22000  0.65
    Highschool Graduates 34000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 310  1.48
    Highschool Graduates 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .84  1.79
    Highschool Graduates .47

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 5.2  1.68
    Highschool Graduates 3.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 29000  0.83
    Non-Working Class People 35000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 250  1.19
    Non-Working Class People 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .66  1.29
    Non-Working Class People .51

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4.1  1.21
    Non-Working Class People 3.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 40000  1.90
    Homeowners 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 170  0.41
    Homeowners 410

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .24  0.16
    Homeowners 1.5

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2  0.24
    Homeowners 8.5


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