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Summary Report: SUSSEX County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SUSSEX County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 510000  1.21
    Whites 420000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 140  1.00
    Whites 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0067  1.16
    Whites .0058

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .027  1.29
    Whites .021


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 520000  1.16
    High Income Families 450000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 140  1.00
    High Income Families 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0074  1.28
    High Income Families .0058

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .023  1.05
    High Income Families .022


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 410000  0.87
    Families Above Poverty 470000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0075  1.27
    Families Above Poverty .0059

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .021  0.95
    Families Above Poverty .022


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 400000  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 140  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0075  1.32
    Kids Above Poverty .0057

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .022  0.96
    Kids Above Poverty .023


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 470000  1.02
    Highschool Graduates 460000

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

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0069  1.25
    Highschool Graduates .0055

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .022  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .022


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 420000  0.98
    Non-Working Class People 430000

    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 .0059  1.16
    Non-Working Class People .0051

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .022  0.96
    Non-Working Class People .023


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 380000  1.03
    Homeowners 370000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 140  1.00
    Homeowners 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0053  0.85
    Homeowners .0062

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .021  1.00
    Homeowners .021


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