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Summary Report: WAUKESHA County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WAUKESHA County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 30000  0.94
    Whites 32000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 240  1.26
    Whites 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .028  0.88
    Whites .032

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 6.2  2.48
    Whites 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 32000  1.00
    High Income Families 32000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 220  1.16
    High Income Families 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .019  0.54
    High Income Families .035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 4.6  2.09
    High Income Families 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 30000  0.94
    Families Above Poverty 32000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 220  1.16
    Families Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .016  0.46
    Families Above Poverty .035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4.9  2.23
    Families Above Poverty 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 32000  1.10
    Kids Above Poverty 29000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 230  1.21
    Kids Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .017  0.52
    Kids Above Poverty .033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 5.9  2.68
    Kids Above Poverty 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 36000  1.12
    Highschool Graduates 32000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 210  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .029  0.85
    Highschool Graduates .034

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.8  1.58
    Highschool Graduates 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 33000  1.03
    Non-Working Class People 32000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 190  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .03  0.83
    Non-Working Class People .036

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.8  1.22
    Non-Working Class People 2.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 31000  0.72
    Homeowners 43000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 190  0.83
    Homeowners 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .035  1.40
    Homeowners .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2  0.34
    Homeowners 5.8


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