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Summary Report: CAPE MAY County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CAPE MAY County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 31000  0.44
    Whites 70000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 130  1.08
    Whites 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0012  1.58
    Whites .00076

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .08  1.95
    Whites .041


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 22000  0.29
    High Income Families 76000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120  1.00
    High Income Families 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00014  0.19
    High Income Families .00073

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .036  0.84
    High Income Families .043


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 19000  0.26
    Families Above Poverty 72000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 130  1.08
    Families Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0002  0.29
    Families Above Poverty .00068

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .041  0.98
    Families Above Poverty .042


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 22000  0.23
    Kids Above Poverty 94000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .00028  0.32
    Kids Above Poverty .00087

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .042  0.84
    Kids Above Poverty .05


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 32000  0.43
    Highschool Graduates 74000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .00085  1.12
    Highschool Graduates .00076

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .049  1.23
    Highschool Graduates .04


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 65000  0.65
    Non-Working Class People 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 120  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .00087  1.58
    Non-Working Class People .00055

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .047  1.18
    Non-Working Class People .04


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 78000  3.39
    Homeowners 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 110  0.85
    Homeowners 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00073  2.15
    Homeowners .00034

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .044  1.83
    Homeowners .024


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