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Summary Report: JEFFERSON Parish

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in JEFFERSON Parish

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 760000  1.77
    Whites 430000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 320  1.03
    Whites 310

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1  1.28
    Whites .78


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 780000  1.77
    High Income Families 440000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 330  1.06
    High Income Families 310

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.2  1.62
    High Income Families .74


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 930000  2.11
    Families Above Poverty 440000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 330  1.06
    Families Above Poverty 310

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.2  1.54
    Families Above Poverty .78


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 930000  1.90
    Kids Above Poverty 490000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 330  1.10
    Kids Above Poverty 300

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.2  1.71
    Kids Above Poverty .7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 870000  2.35
    Highschool Graduates 370000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 330  1.06
    Highschool Graduates 310

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.3  1.81
    Highschool Graduates .72


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 500000  1.85
    Non-Working Class People 270000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 310  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 310

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .8  1.36
    Non-Working Class People .59


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 500000  1.28
    Homeowners 390000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 320  0.97
    Homeowners 330

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .83  0.99
    Homeowners .84


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