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Summary Report: GRANT County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in GRANT County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 56000  0.61
    Whites 92000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 110  1.25
    Whites 88

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .00059  0.42
    Whites .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .17  2.02
    Whites .084


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120000  1.30
    High Income Families 92000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 82  0.96
    High Income Families 85

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .001  0.67
    High Income Families .0015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .059  0.79
    High Income Families .075


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130000  1.38
    Families Above Poverty 94000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 82  0.96
    Families Above Poverty 85

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .00095  0.63
    Families Above Poverty .0015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .055  0.74
    Families Above Poverty .074


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 140000  1.46
    Kids Above Poverty 96000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 81  0.95
    Kids Above Poverty 85

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .00092  0.57
    Kids Above Poverty .0016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .048  0.67
    Kids Above Poverty .072


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 100000  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 95000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 82  0.95
    Highschool Graduates 86

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0015  1.07
    Highschool Graduates .0014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .059  0.74
    Highschool Graduates .08


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 93000  1.27
    Non-Working Class People 73000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 86  0.90
    Non-Working Class People 96

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0015  1.15
    Non-Working Class People .0013

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .077  0.64
    Non-Working Class People .12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 88000  1.11
    Homeowners 79000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 88  0.92
    Homeowners 96

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0015  1.85
    Homeowners .00081

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .088  0.73
    Homeowners .12


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