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Summary Report: DELAWARE

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in DELAWARE

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 310000  1.35
    Whites 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 510  1.65
    Whites 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .2  1.18
    Whites .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 5.5  4.23
    Whites 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 370000  1.61
    High Income Families 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 380  1.12
    High Income Families 340

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .2  1.11
    High Income Families .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3.7  2.18
    High Income Families 1.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 370000  1.54
    Families Above Poverty 240000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 430  1.26
    Families Above Poverty 340

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .22  1.22
    Families Above Poverty .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4.7  2.76
    Families Above Poverty 1.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 390000  1.70
    Kids Above Poverty 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 440  1.29
    Kids Above Poverty 340

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .24  1.33
    Kids Above Poverty .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 5.1  2.83
    Kids Above Poverty 1.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 290000  1.26
    Highschool Graduates 230000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 370  1.06
    Highschool Graduates 350

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .21  1.24
    Highschool Graduates .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2.9  1.61
    Highschool Graduates 1.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 240000  1.20
    Non-Working Class People 200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 350  0.97
    Non-Working Class People 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .18  1.20
    Non-Working Class People .15

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2  1.18
    Non-Working Class People 1.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 210000  0.84
    Homeowners 250000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 360  0.84
    Homeowners 430

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .19  0.90
    Homeowners .21

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.8  0.50
    Homeowners 3.6


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