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Summary Report: CAMDEN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CAMDEN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 37000  1.42
    Whites 26000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 740  1.57
    Whites 470

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.6  4.57
    Whites .35

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 14  5.38
    Whites 2.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 33000  1.18
    High Income Families 28000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 710  1.42
    High Income Families 500

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.5  3.19
    High Income Families .47

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 11  2.97
    High Income Families 3.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 34000  1.21
    Families Above Poverty 28000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 780  1.56
    Families Above Poverty 500

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.7  3.33
    Families Above Poverty .51

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 14  3.59
    Families Above Poverty 3.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 33000  1.03
    Kids Above Poverty 32000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 790  1.58
    Kids Above Poverty 500

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.8  3.27
    Kids Above Poverty .55

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 14  3.41
    Kids Above Poverty 4.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 34000  1.31
    Highschool Graduates 26000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 620  1.24
    Highschool Graduates 500

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1  2.17
    Highschool Graduates .46

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 8.1  2.13
    Highschool Graduates 3.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 31000  1.35
    Non-Working Class People 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 520  1.08
    Non-Working Class People 480

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .61  1.61
    Non-Working Class People .38

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4.6  1.44
    Non-Working Class People 3.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 29000  1.21
    Homeowners 24000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 510  0.86
    Homeowners 590

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .51  0.60
    Homeowners .85

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 3.9  0.57
    Homeowners 6.8


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