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Summary Report: OKLAHOMA

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in OKLAHOMA

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 65000  0.72
    Whites 90000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 140  1.08
    Whites 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .092  5.11
    Whites .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .16  1.23
    Whites .13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 82000  0.92
    High Income Families 89000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120  0.92
    High Income Families 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .041  1.52
    High Income Families .027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .16  1.45
    High Income Families .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 81000  0.92
    Families Above Poverty 88000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .049  1.81
    Families Above Poverty .027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .18  1.64
    Families Above Poverty .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 78000  0.90
    Kids Above Poverty 87000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .055  2.04
    Kids Above Poverty .027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .19  1.73
    Kids Above Poverty .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 90000  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 86000

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

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .043  1.54
    Highschool Graduates .028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .15  1.15
    Highschool Graduates .13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 87000  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 82000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 130  0.93
    Non-Working Class People 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .03  1.36
    Non-Working Class People .022

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .13  0.93
    Non-Working Class People .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 84000  1.20
    Homeowners 70000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 140  0.93
    Homeowners 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .035  0.81
    Homeowners .043

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .12  0.48
    Homeowners .25


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