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Summary Report: YAKIMA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in YAKIMA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 9500  0.63
    Whites 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 220  0.96
    Whites 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .082  1.21
    Whites .068

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .28  1.27
    Whites .22


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 14000  1.08
    High Income Families 13000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 230  1.05
    High Income Families 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .11  2.16
    High Income Families .051

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .36  2.25
    High Income Families .16


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 14000  1.08
    Families Above Poverty 13000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 230  1.05
    Families Above Poverty 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .11  1.96
    Families Above Poverty .056

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .4  2.22
    Families Above Poverty .18


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 14000  1.17
    Kids Above Poverty 12000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 240  1.09
    Kids Above Poverty 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .11  2.04
    Kids Above Poverty .054

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .42  2.47
    Kids Above Poverty .17


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 12000  0.86
    Highschool Graduates 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 230  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .1  1.82
    Highschool Graduates .055

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .31  1.63
    Highschool Graduates .19


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 13000  0.93
    Non-Working Class People 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 220  0.96
    Non-Working Class People 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .07  2.00
    Non-Working Class People .035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .21  1.31
    Non-Working Class People .16


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 13000  0.76
    Homeowners 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 240  0.89
    Homeowners 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .061  0.51
    Homeowners .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .18  0.41
    Homeowners .44


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