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Summary Report: CHIPPEWA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CHIPPEWA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 28000  1.22
    Whites 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.15
    Whites 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .064  2.46
    Whites .026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .66  1.16
    Whites .57


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 19000  0.83
    High Income Families 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120  0.92
    High Income Families 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .02  0.71
    High Income Families .028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .48  0.96
    High Income Families .5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 21000  0.91
    Families Above Poverty 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130  1.08
    Families Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .025  0.93
    Families Above Poverty .027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .53  1.08
    Families Above Poverty .49


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 22000  0.96
    Kids Above Poverty 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .026  0.90
    Kids Above Poverty .029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .57  1.24
    Kids Above Poverty .46


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 22000  0.88
    Highschool Graduates 25000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120  0.92
    Highschool Graduates 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .02  0.77
    Highschool Graduates .026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .78  1.37
    Highschool Graduates .57


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 22000  0.79
    Non-Working Class People 28000

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

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .028  1.33
    Non-Working Class People .021

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .47  0.71
    Non-Working Class People .66


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 25000  0.76
    Homeowners 33000

    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 .031  0.94
    Homeowners .033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .58  0.61
    Homeowners .95


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