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Summary Report: ESSEX County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ESSEX County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 13000  0.68
    Whites 19000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 660  1.22
    Whites 540

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2  1.67
    Whites 1.2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 37  2.06
    Whites 18


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 15000  0.94
    High Income Families 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 680  1.17
    High Income Families 580

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.8  1.20
    High Income Families 1.5

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 46  1.92
    High Income Families 24


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 14000  0.88
    Families Above Poverty 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 690  1.17
    Families Above Poverty 590

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.7  1.06
    Families Above Poverty 1.6

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 48  1.92
    Families Above Poverty 25


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 13000  0.81
    Kids Above Poverty 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 690  1.15
    Kids Above Poverty 600

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.7  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty 1.6

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 48  1.78
    Kids Above Poverty 27


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 21000  1.50
    Highschool Graduates 14000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 680  1.21
    Highschool Graduates 560

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.7  1.06
    Highschool Graduates 1.6

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 44  2.32
    Highschool Graduates 19


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 17000  1.31
    Non-Working Class People 13000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 620  1.15
    Non-Working Class People 540

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.8  1.20
    Non-Working Class People 1.5

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 30  2.00
    Non-Working Class People 15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 13000  0.81
    Homeowners 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 500  0.76
    Homeowners 660

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.1  0.52
    Homeowners 2.1

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 8.6  0.22
    Homeowners 39


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