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Summary Report: MONONGALIA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MONONGALIA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 65000  1.25
    Whites 52000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 180  1.29
    Whites 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .078  1.56
    Whites .05

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.2  1.67
    Whites .72


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 49000  1.02
    High Income Families 48000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 130  1.00
    High Income Families 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .052  0.96
    High Income Families .054

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .48  1.02
    High Income Families .47


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 53000  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 47000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .049  0.91
    Families Above Poverty .054

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .47  0.98
    Families Above Poverty .48


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 49000  1.14
    Kids Above Poverty 43000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .056  1.22
    Kids Above Poverty .046

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .35  0.88
    Kids Above Poverty .4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 49000  0.96
    Highschool Graduates 51000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120  0.86
    Highschool Graduates 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .039  0.62
    Highschool Graduates .063

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .38  0.63
    Highschool Graduates .6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 47000  0.87
    Non-Working Class People 54000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 140  0.93
    Non-Working Class People 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .051  0.69
    Non-Working Class People .074

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .59  0.79
    Non-Working Class People .75


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 50000  0.81
    Homeowners 62000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 140  0.82
    Homeowners 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .067  1.05
    Homeowners .064

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .54  0.45
    Homeowners 1.2


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