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Summary Report: ROCK County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ROCK County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 200000  1.05
    Whites 190000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 220  1.38
    Whites 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .15  0.45
    Whites .33

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 7.9  2.39
    Whites 3.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 210000  1.17
    High Income Families 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 180  1.12
    High Income Families 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .33  1.10
    High Income Families .3

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 5.3  1.83
    High Income Families 2.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 230000  1.28
    Families Above Poverty 180000

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

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .35  1.17
    Families Above Poverty .3

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 6.6  2.28
    Families Above Poverty 2.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 240000  1.26
    Kids Above Poverty 190000

    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 .37  1.32
    Kids Above Poverty .28

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 6.9  2.30
    Kids Above Poverty 3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 210000  1.17
    Highschool Graduates 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 170  1.06
    Highschool Graduates 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .34  1.06
    Highschool Graduates .32

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 4.4  1.42
    Highschool Graduates 3.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 190000  1.27
    Non-Working Class People 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .31  1.07
    Non-Working Class People .29

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 3.3  1.03
    Non-Working Class People 3.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 180000  0.78
    Homeowners 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 170  0.94
    Homeowners 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .32  0.59
    Homeowners .54

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.9  0.47
    Homeowners 6.2


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