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Summary Report: MILWAUKEE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MILWAUKEE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 210000  1.91
    Whites 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 370  1.19
    Whites 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0054  0.27
    Whites .02

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 47  2.35
    Whites 20


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 180000  1.89
    High Income Families 95000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 360  1.16
    High Income Families 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .007  0.37
    High Income Families .019

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 44  2.32
    High Income Families 19


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 190000  1.94
    Families Above Poverty 98000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 370  1.19
    Families Above Poverty 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0052  0.27
    Families Above Poverty .019

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 50  2.50
    Families Above Poverty 20


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 200000  1.82
    Kids Above Poverty 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 380  1.23
    Kids Above Poverty 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0047  0.25
    Kids Above Poverty .019

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 51  2.32
    Kids Above Poverty 22


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160000  1.60
    Highschool Graduates 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 340  1.10
    Highschool Graduates 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .011  0.61
    Highschool Graduates .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 35  1.67
    Highschool Graduates 21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 130000  1.35
    Non-Working Class People 96000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 320  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .018  0.90
    Non-Working Class People .02

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 26  1.37
    Non-Working Class People 19


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 93000  0.62
    Homeowners 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 300  0.88
    Homeowners 340

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .019  1.36
    Homeowners .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 15  0.42
    Homeowners 36


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