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Summary Report: WASHINGTON

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WASHINGTON

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 47000  0.60
    Whites 78000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 290  1.21
    Whites 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .21  1.62
    Whites .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.5  2.46
    Whites .61


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 91000  1.30
    High Income Families 70000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 240  1.00
    High Income Families 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .2  1.67
    High Income Families .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .83  1.63
    High Income Families .51


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 93000  1.31
    Families Above Poverty 71000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 240  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .22  1.83
    Families Above Poverty .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .93  1.75
    Families Above Poverty .53


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 95000  1.32
    Kids Above Poverty 72000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 250  1.09
    Kids Above Poverty 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .23  1.92
    Kids Above Poverty .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .92  1.96
    Kids Above Poverty .47


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 87000  1.24
    Highschool Graduates 70000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 240  0.96
    Highschool Graduates 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .17  1.31
    Highschool Graduates .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .93  1.27
    Highschool Graduates .73


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 78000  1.28
    Non-Working Class People 61000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 250  0.96
    Non-Working Class People 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .13  1.08
    Non-Working Class People .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .74  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .74


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 65000  0.79
    Homeowners 82000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 240  0.80
    Homeowners 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .12  0.55
    Homeowners .22

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .51  0.34
    Homeowners 1.5


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