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Summary Report: WEST VIRGINIA

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WEST VIRGINIA

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 360000  0.46
    Whites 790000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 260  1.53
    Whites 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .018  1.12
    Whites .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.8  2.80
    Whites 1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 670000  0.81
    High Income Families 830000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160  0.89
    High Income Families 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .013  0.72
    High Income Families .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .94  0.99
    High Income Families .95


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 660000  0.81
    Families Above Poverty 810000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 160  0.89
    Families Above Poverty 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .011  0.65
    Families Above Poverty .017

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .96  1.01
    Families Above Poverty .95


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 660000  0.80
    Kids Above Poverty 820000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 160  0.94
    Kids Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .01  0.62
    Kids Above Poverty .016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1  1.27
    Kids Above Poverty .79


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 730000  0.90
    Highschool Graduates 810000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160  0.84
    Highschool Graduates 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .012  0.63
    Highschool Graduates .019

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .92  0.77
    Highschool Graduates 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 840000  1.22
    Non-Working Class People 690000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 180  0.90
    Non-Working Class People 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .017  0.74
    Non-Working Class People .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1  0.71
    Non-Working Class People 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 810000  1.33
    Homeowners 610000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 190  0.83
    Homeowners 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .02  1.00
    Homeowners .02

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.1  0.44
    Homeowners 2.5


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