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Summary Report: IDAHO

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in IDAHO

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 840000  1.95
    Whites 430000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.00
    Whites 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .016  1.14
    Whites .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .037  1.12
    Whites .033


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 610000  1.36
    High Income Families 450000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 140  0.93
    High Income Families 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .018  1.50
    High Income Families .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .037  1.16
    High Income Families .032


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 600000  1.30
    Families Above Poverty 460000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140  0.93
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .018  1.38
    Families Above Poverty .013

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .036  1.12
    Families Above Poverty .032


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 660000  1.50
    Kids Above Poverty 440000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 150  1.07
    Kids Above Poverty 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .019  1.36
    Kids Above Poverty .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .038  1.23
    Kids Above Poverty .031


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 670000  1.56
    Highschool Graduates 430000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 140  0.93
    Highschool Graduates 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .013  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .013

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .037  1.12
    Highschool Graduates .033


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 500000  1.56
    Non-Working Class People 320000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 150  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .014  1.17
    Non-Working Class People .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .033  1.06
    Non-Working Class People .031


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 400000  0.77
    Homeowners 520000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 150  0.88
    Homeowners 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .014  0.74
    Homeowners .019

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .035  0.71
    Homeowners .049


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