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Summary Report: AROOSTOOK County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in AROOSTOOK County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 4500  0.60
    Whites 7500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 90  1.12
    Whites 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .031  4.77
    Whites .0065

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .093  1.21
    Whites .077


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 7400  0.93
    High Income Families 8000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 79  0.99
    High Income Families 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0046  0.87
    High Income Families .0053

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .069  0.87
    High Income Families .079


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 7600  0.96
    Families Above Poverty 7900

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 78  0.97
    Families Above Poverty 80

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0028  0.52
    Families Above Poverty .0054

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .069  0.88
    Families Above Poverty .078


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 7400  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 7400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 80  0.99
    Kids Above Poverty 81

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0034  0.44
    Kids Above Poverty .0078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .077  0.97
    Kids Above Poverty .079


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 6900  0.86
    Highschool Graduates 8000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 77  0.95
    Highschool Graduates 81

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0017  0.22
    Highschool Graduates .0079

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .065  0.80
    Highschool Graduates .081


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 7900  0.72
    Non-Working Class People 11000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 79  0.96
    Non-Working Class People 82

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0026  0.90
    Non-Working Class People .0029

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .077  0.77
    Non-Working Class People .1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 8600  1.15
    Homeowners 7500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 78  0.91
    Homeowners 86

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0011  0.09
    Homeowners .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .076  0.69
    Homeowners .11


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