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Summary Report: NEWTON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in NEWTON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 85000  1.02
    Whites 83000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 110  1.00
    Whites 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .016  1.14
    Whites .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .056  0.92
    Whites .061


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 71000  0.82
    High Income Families 87000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110  1.00
    High Income Families 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .011  0.73
    High Income Families .015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .054  0.84
    High Income Families .064


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 66000  0.78
    Families Above Poverty 85000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 100  0.91
    Families Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .01  0.67
    Families Above Poverty .015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .049  0.77
    Families Above Poverty .064


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 72000  0.88
    Kids Above Poverty 82000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .011  0.79
    Kids Above Poverty .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .048  0.74
    Kids Above Poverty .065


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 76000  0.86
    Highschool Graduates 88000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 100  0.91
    Highschool Graduates 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .013  0.87
    Highschool Graduates .015

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .048  0.70
    Highschool Graduates .069


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 82000  0.82
    Non-Working Class People 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .013  0.72
    Non-Working Class People .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .058  0.67
    Non-Working Class People .086


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 84000  1.04
    Homeowners 81000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 120  1.00
    Homeowners 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .016  1.23
    Homeowners .013

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .086  1.26
    Homeowners .068


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