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Summary Report: VERMONT

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in VERMONT

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 15000  1.15
    Whites 13000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 190  1.46
    Whites 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .36  2.40
    Whites .15

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.2  2.00
    Whites 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 8400  0.60
    High Income Families 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 150  1.25
    High Income Families 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .19  2.35
    High Income Families .081

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.3  1.78
    High Income Families .73


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 8500  0.61
    Families Above Poverty 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 160  1.33
    Families Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .24  2.79
    Families Above Poverty .086

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.5  2.00
    Families Above Poverty .75


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 7900  0.53
    Kids Above Poverty 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 170  1.42
    Kids Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .27  3.60
    Kids Above Poverty .075

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.7  2.58
    Kids Above Poverty .66


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 9200  0.66
    Highschool Graduates 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 140  1.08
    Highschool Graduates 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .14  1.17
    Highschool Graduates .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.1  1.13
    Highschool Graduates .97


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 13000  0.81
    Non-Working Class People 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 140  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .16  0.94
    Non-Working Class People .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.1  0.85
    Non-Working Class People 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 15000  1.58
    Homeowners 9500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 120  0.57
    Homeowners 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .069  0.16
    Homeowners .42

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .7  0.25
    Homeowners 2.8


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