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Summary Report: WAYNE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WAYNE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 290000  0.35
    Whites 820000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 170  1.13
    Whites 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .018  0.39
    Whites .046

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .65  0.82
    Whites .79


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 950000  1.22
    High Income Families 780000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 140  0.88
    High Income Families 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .045  0.96
    High Income Families .047

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .65  0.76
    High Income Families .86


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1100000  1.43
    Families Above Poverty 770000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130  0.81
    Families Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .039  0.80
    Families Above Poverty .049

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .55  0.65
    Families Above Poverty .85


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 870000  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty 820000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130  0.87
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .042  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty .042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .59  0.82
    Kids Above Poverty .72


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1100000  1.75
    Highschool Graduates 630000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 140  0.82
    Highschool Graduates 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .047  0.92
    Highschool Graduates .051

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .73  0.78
    Highschool Graduates .93


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 760000  1.43
    Non-Working Class People 530000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160  0.89
    Non-Working Class People 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .05  1.02
    Non-Working Class People .049

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .86  0.86
    Non-Working Class People 1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 620000  1.03
    Homeowners 600000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 180  1.00
    Homeowners 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .058  0.75
    Homeowners .077

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1  0.77
    Homeowners 1.3


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