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Summary Report: HARFORD County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in HARFORD County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 31000  1.94
    Whites 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 300  1.07
    Whites 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .24  2.00
    Whites .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .59  1.74
    Whites .34


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 36000  2.40
    High Income Families 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 290  1.04
    High Income Families 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .2  1.54
    High Income Families .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .68  2.06
    High Income Families .33


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 39000  2.44
    Families Above Poverty 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 290  1.04
    Families Above Poverty 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .21  1.62
    Families Above Poverty .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .71  2.09
    Families Above Poverty .34


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 45000  3.21
    Kids Above Poverty 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 290  1.04
    Kids Above Poverty 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .22  1.57
    Kids Above Poverty .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .8  2.35
    Kids Above Poverty .34


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 29000  1.93
    Highschool Graduates 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 280  0.97
    Highschool Graduates 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .14  1.08
    Highschool Graduates .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .5  1.47
    Highschool Graduates .34


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 18000  1.38
    Non-Working Class People 13000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 280  0.97
    Non-Working Class People 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .14  1.27
    Non-Working Class People .11

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .37  1.23
    Non-Working Class People .3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 14000  0.39
    Homeowners 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 290  0.97
    Homeowners 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .12  0.60
    Homeowners .2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .31  0.47
    Homeowners .66


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