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Summary Report: UTAH

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in UTAH

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 2800000  1.17
    Whites 2400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 210  1.05
    Whites 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .31  1.94
    Whites .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2  1.54
    Whites 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1900000  0.79
    High Income Families 2400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 200  1.00
    High Income Families 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .25  1.56
    High Income Families .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.9  1.58
    High Income Families 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2200000  0.96
    Families Above Poverty 2300000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 200  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .24  1.50
    Families Above Poverty .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.7  1.42
    Families Above Poverty 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2600000  0.90
    Kids Above Poverty 2900000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 200  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .24  1.71
    Kids Above Poverty .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.7  1.55
    Kids Above Poverty 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2900000  1.32
    Highschool Graduates 2200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 200  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .27  1.50
    Highschool Graduates .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.7  1.21
    Highschool Graduates 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2400000  1.26
    Non-Working Class People 1900000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 200  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .2  1.18
    Non-Working Class People .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.5  1.07
    Non-Working Class People 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 2400000  2.18
    Homeowners 1100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 200  0.91
    Homeowners 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .16  0.48
    Homeowners .33

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .98  0.34
    Homeowners 2.9


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