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Summary Report: NEBRASKA

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in NEBRASKA

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 140000  1.27
    Whites 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.25
    Whites 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .016  0.62
    Whites .026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 7.1  2.96
    Whites 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 97000  0.81
    High Income Families 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110  0.92
    High Income Families 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .028  1.12
    High Income Families .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3.5  1.67
    High Income Families 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 90000  0.75
    Families Above Poverty 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 110  0.92
    Families Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .024  0.96
    Families Above Poverty .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4.2  1.91
    Families Above Poverty 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 95000  0.79
    Kids Above Poverty 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 120  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .026  1.04
    Kids Above Poverty .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 4.7  2.24
    Kids Above Poverty 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 100000  0.91
    Highschool Graduates 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110  0.92
    Highschool Graduates 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .03  1.20
    Highschool Graduates .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.2  1.28
    Highschool Graduates 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110000  1.10
    Non-Working Class People 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 120  0.92
    Non-Working Class People 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .027  1.12
    Non-Working Class People .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.7  0.96
    Non-Working Class People 2.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 110000  0.92
    Homeowners 120000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 120  0.92
    Homeowners 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .027  0.71
    Homeowners .038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.3  0.43
    Homeowners 5.4


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