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Summary Report: MASON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MASON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 5600000  1.30
    Whites 4300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.07
    Whites 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .05  1.61
    Whites .031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .12  1.46
    Whites .082


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3900000  0.89
    High Income Families 4400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 130  0.93
    High Income Families 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .026  0.79
    High Income Families .033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .073  0.86
    High Income Families .085


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3900000  0.91
    Families Above Poverty 4300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130  0.93
    Families Above Poverty 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .024  0.75
    Families Above Poverty .032

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .068  0.81
    Families Above Poverty .084


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3700000  0.84
    Kids Above Poverty 4400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130  0.93
    Kids Above Poverty 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .021  0.72
    Kids Above Poverty .029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .063  0.80
    Kids Above Poverty .079


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 4000000  0.87
    Highschool Graduates 4600000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130  0.93
    Highschool Graduates 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .028  0.78
    Highschool Graduates .036

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .077  0.85
    Highschool Graduates .091


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4600000  1.28
    Non-Working Class People 3600000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 140  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .03  0.71
    Non-Working Class People .042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .08  0.80
    Non-Working Class People .1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 4900000  1.32
    Homeowners 3700000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 140  1.00
    Homeowners 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .04  0.75
    Homeowners .053

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .1  0.83
    Homeowners .12


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