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Summary Report: PRINCE WILLIAM County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in PRINCE WILLIAM County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 140000  1.69
    Whites 83000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 170  1.06
    Whites 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .098  2.18
    Whites .045

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .81  1.19
    Whites .68


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 150000  2.14
    High Income Families 70000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160  1.00
    High Income Families 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .46  13.53
    High Income Families .034

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .86  1.25
    High Income Families .69


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140000  1.94
    Families Above Poverty 72000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 160  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .52  13.00
    Families Above Poverty .04

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .88  1.28
    Families Above Poverty .69


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 150000  1.83
    Kids Above Poverty 82000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 160  0.94
    Kids Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .45  11.54
    Kids Above Poverty .039

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .88  1.33
    Kids Above Poverty .66


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 51000  0.63
    Highschool Graduates 81000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .12  3.16
    Highschool Graduates .038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .86  1.26
    Highschool Graduates .68


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 45000  1.61
    Non-Working Class People 28000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .067  3.19
    Non-Working Class People .021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .82  1.26
    Non-Working Class People .65


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 19000  0.11
    Homeowners 170000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 160  0.94
    Homeowners 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .014  0.06
    Homeowners .23

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .65  0.65
    Homeowners 1


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