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Summary Report: ESSEX County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ESSEX County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 92000  1.33
    Whites 69000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 770  2.08
    Whites 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .044  0.66
    Whites .067

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 22  5.95
    Whites 3.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 84000  1.22
    High Income Families 69000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 570  1.50
    High Income Families 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .058  0.85
    High Income Families .068

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 13  3.33
    High Income Families 3.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 90000  1.30
    Families Above Poverty 69000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 640  1.68
    Families Above Poverty 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .051  0.75
    Families Above Poverty .068

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 16  3.90
    Families Above Poverty 4.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 91000  1.34
    Kids Above Poverty 68000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 670  1.68
    Kids Above Poverty 400

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .048  0.71
    Kids Above Poverty .068

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 17  3.78
    Kids Above Poverty 4.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 80000  1.14
    Highschool Graduates 70000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 520  1.41
    Highschool Graduates 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .065  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .065

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 10  2.70
    Highschool Graduates 3.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 71000  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 75000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 400  1.14
    Non-Working Class People 350

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .074  1.28
    Non-Working Class People .058

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 5  1.72
    Non-Working Class People 2.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 61000  0.68
    Homeowners 90000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 340  0.69
    Homeowners 490

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .07  1.15
    Homeowners .061

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.1  0.23
    Homeowners 9.3


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