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Summary Report: BROWN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BROWN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 530000  2.04
    Whites 260000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 190  1.12
    Whites 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .23  2.30
    Whites .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 16  2.46
    Whites 6.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 350000  1.46
    High Income Families 240000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 190  1.12
    High Income Families 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .15  1.95
    High Income Families .077

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 10  1.75
    High Income Families 5.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 340000  1.42
    Families Above Poverty 240000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 190  1.12
    Families Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .17  2.12
    Families Above Poverty .08

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 12  2.07
    Families Above Poverty 5.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 350000  1.52
    Kids Above Poverty 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 200  1.25
    Kids Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .18  2.40
    Kids Above Poverty .075

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 12  2.18
    Kids Above Poverty 5.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 320000  1.19
    Highschool Graduates 270000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 170  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .17  1.85
    Highschool Graduates .092

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 8.8  1.35
    Highschool Graduates 6.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 240000  0.92
    Non-Working Class People 260000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .098  1.24
    Non-Working Class People .079

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 6.5  1.16
    Non-Working Class People 5.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 260000  0.84
    Homeowners 310000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 170  0.89
    Homeowners 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .074  0.41
    Homeowners .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 5.9  0.59
    Homeowners 10


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