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Summary Report: KANAWHA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in KANAWHA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 500000  0.78
    Whites 640000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 580  1.57
    Whites 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0087  0.54
    Whites .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 6.6  2.75
    Whites 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 840000  1.42
    High Income Families 590000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 400  1.08
    High Income Families 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .015  0.94
    High Income Families .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2.5  1.19
    High Income Families 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 890000  1.46
    Families Above Poverty 610000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 410  1.11
    Families Above Poverty 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .014  0.88
    Families Above Poverty .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.8  1.33
    Families Above Poverty 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 910000  1.49
    Kids Above Poverty 610000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 410  1.14
    Kids Above Poverty 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .013  0.76
    Kids Above Poverty .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2.9  1.71
    Kids Above Poverty 1.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 870000  1.64
    Highschool Graduates 530000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 380  0.95
    Highschool Graduates 400

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .013  0.81
    Highschool Graduates .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2.5  0.83
    Highschool Graduates 3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 640000  1.56
    Non-Working Class People 410000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 390  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .016  0.89
    Non-Working Class People .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.4  0.71
    Non-Working Class People 3.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 590000  1.07
    Homeowners 550000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 390  0.76
    Homeowners 510

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .015  0.94
    Homeowners .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.1  0.34
    Homeowners 6.2


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