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Summary Report: ARIZONA

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ARIZONA

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 3500000  1.21
    Whites 2900000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 190  0.90
    Whites 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .077  1.18
    Whites .065

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.5  1.90
    Whites .79


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3300000  1.00
    High Income Families 3300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 190  0.95
    High Income Families 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .073  1.22
    High Income Families .06

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.2  1.50
    High Income Families .8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3300000  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 3300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 190  0.95
    Families Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .076  1.25
    Families Above Poverty .061

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.3  1.60
    Families Above Poverty .81


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3100000  1.24
    Kids Above Poverty 2500000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 190  0.90
    Kids Above Poverty 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .078  1.42
    Kids Above Poverty .055

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.4  1.57
    Kids Above Poverty .89


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 4100000  1.24
    Highschool Graduates 3300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 190  0.90
    Highschool Graduates 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .069  1.03
    Highschool Graduates .067

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.3  1.62
    Highschool Graduates .8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2700000  1.59
    Non-Working Class People 1700000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 210  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .076  1.01
    Non-Working Class People .075

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.1  1.36
    Non-Working Class People .81


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 2600000  2.17
    Homeowners 1200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 210  0.95
    Homeowners 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .06  0.60
    Homeowners .1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .76  0.58
    Homeowners 1.3


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