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Summary Report: CONNECTICUT

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CONNECTICUT

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 66000  1.47
    Whites 45000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 480  1.71
    Whites 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .038  0.79
    Whites .048

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 29  5.80
    Whites 5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 62000  1.35
    High Income Families 46000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 410  1.37
    High Income Families 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .035  0.78
    High Income Families .045

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 23  3.59
    High Income Families 6.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 66000  1.40
    Families Above Poverty 47000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 440  1.47
    Families Above Poverty 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .03  0.67
    Families Above Poverty .045

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 28  4.18
    Families Above Poverty 6.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 70000  1.49
    Kids Above Poverty 47000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 460  1.53
    Kids Above Poverty 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .029  0.64
    Kids Above Poverty .045

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 31  4.19
    Kids Above Poverty 7.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 57000  1.27
    Highschool Graduates 45000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 360  1.20
    Highschool Graduates 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .048  1.09
    Highschool Graduates .044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 14  2.15
    Highschool Graduates 6.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 49000  1.17
    Non-Working Class People 42000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 320  1.10
    Non-Working Class People 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .048  1.12
    Non-Working Class People .043

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 8.5  1.44
    Non-Working Class People 5.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 43000  0.78
    Homeowners 55000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 270  0.69
    Homeowners 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .043  0.83
    Homeowners .052

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 3.2  0.18
    Homeowners 18


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