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Summary Report: SUFFOLK County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SUFFOLK County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 15000  0.34
    Whites 44000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 300  1.00
    Whites 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .064  0.43
    Whites .15

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 40  1.67
    Whites 24


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 33000  0.92
    High Income Families 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 300  1.03
    High Income Families 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .052  0.43
    High Income Families .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 36  1.38
    High Income Families 26


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 30000  0.83
    Families Above Poverty 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 300  1.03
    Families Above Poverty 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .049  0.41
    Families Above Poverty .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 39  1.44
    Families Above Poverty 27


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 28000  0.88
    Kids Above Poverty 32000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 300  1.03
    Kids Above Poverty 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .038  0.39
    Kids Above Poverty .097

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 40  1.38
    Kids Above Poverty 29


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 34000  0.94
    Highschool Graduates 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 300  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .086  0.61
    Highschool Graduates .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 35  1.25
    Highschool Graduates 28


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 35000  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 33000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 300  0.97
    Non-Working Class People 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .13  0.72
    Non-Working Class People .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 29  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 29


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 42000  1.24
    Homeowners 34000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 270  0.87
    Homeowners 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .1  0.91
    Homeowners .11

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 15  0.44
    Homeowners 34


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