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Summary Report: BROOKE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BROOKE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 2500000  0.71
    Whites 3500000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 160  0.94
    Whites 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .069  0.97
    Whites .071

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.6  0.67
    Whites 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3900000  1.18
    High Income Families 3300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160  0.94
    High Income Families 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .081  1.19
    High Income Families .068

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2.2  0.85
    High Income Families 2.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3800000  1.12
    Families Above Poverty 3400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .081  1.17
    Families Above Poverty .069

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.2  0.85
    Families Above Poverty 2.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3700000  1.12
    Kids Above Poverty 3300000

    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 .09  1.32
    Kids Above Poverty .068

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2  0.91
    Kids Above Poverty 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 4200000  1.24
    Highschool Graduates 3400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 170  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .082  1.17
    Highschool Graduates .07

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2.4  0.86
    Highschool Graduates 2.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 3300000  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 3300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .07  0.95
    Non-Working Class People .074

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.3  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 2.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 3700000  0.88
    Homeowners 4200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 170  0.94
    Homeowners 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .07  0.90
    Homeowners .078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.8  0.90
    Homeowners 3.1


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