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Summary Report: MIDDLESEX County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MIDDLESEX County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 53000  1.77
    Whites 30000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 330  1.22
    Whites 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .66  2.75
    Whites .24

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 15  2.73
    Whites 5.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 62000  2.14
    High Income Families 29000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 310  1.19
    High Income Families 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .66  2.75
    High Income Families .24

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 13  2.55
    High Income Families 5.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 75000  2.50
    Families Above Poverty 30000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 320  1.19
    Families Above Poverty 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .89  3.56
    Families Above Poverty .25

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 15  2.83
    Families Above Poverty 5.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 80000  2.67
    Kids Above Poverty 30000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 320  1.23
    Kids Above Poverty 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1  3.70
    Kids Above Poverty .27

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 16  3.08
    Kids Above Poverty 5.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 52000  1.86
    Highschool Graduates 28000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 300  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .48  2.18
    Highschool Graduates .22

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 11  2.08
    Highschool Graduates 5.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 35000  1.52
    Non-Working Class People 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 280  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .27  1.42
    Non-Working Class People .19

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 6.6  1.27
    Non-Working Class People 5.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 21000  0.47
    Homeowners 45000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 240  0.75
    Homeowners 320

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .19  0.50
    Homeowners .38

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.3  0.21
    Homeowners 11


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