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Summary Report: LEWIS County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in LEWIS County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 12  1.33
    Whites 9

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 110  1.16
    Whites 95

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0012  0.44
    Whites .0027


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 8.8  1.04
    High Income Families 8.5

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 95  1.02
    High Income Families 93

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0026  0.90
    High Income Families .0029


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 9  1.05
    Families Above Poverty 8.6

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 93  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 93

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0025  0.86
    Families Above Poverty .0029


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 8.7  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 8.7

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 93  0.99
    Kids Above Poverty 94

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0026  0.90
    Kids Above Poverty .0029


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 8.7  0.92
    Highschool Graduates 9.5

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 96  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 96

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0027  1.08
    Highschool Graduates .0025


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 8.6  0.86
    Non-Working Class People 10

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 93  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 98

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0029  1.32
    Non-Working Class People .0022


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 11  1.00
    Homeowners 11

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 100  0.91
    Homeowners 110

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0019  1.19
    Homeowners .0016


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