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Summary Report: HUNTERDON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in HUNTERDON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 42000  0.69
    Whites 61000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 190  1.00
    Whites 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .011  2.44
    Whites .0045

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .25  1.14
    Whites .22


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 70000  1.17
    High Income Families 60000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 200  1.05
    High Income Families 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0047  1.07
    High Income Families .0044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .3  1.43
    High Income Families .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 75000  1.25
    Families Above Poverty 60000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 200  1.05
    Families Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0042  0.95
    Families Above Poverty .0044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .36  1.71
    Families Above Poverty .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 78000  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 65000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 210  1.11
    Kids Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0051  1.19
    Kids Above Poverty .0043

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .44  2.10
    Kids Above Poverty .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 72000  1.29
    Highschool Graduates 56000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 190  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0073  1.55
    Highschool Graduates .0047

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .27  1.23
    Highschool Graduates .22


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 67000  1.43
    Non-Working Class People 47000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 190  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0043  0.98
    Non-Working Class People .0044

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .24  1.14
    Non-Working Class People .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 49000  0.60
    Homeowners 82000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 190  0.86
    Homeowners 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0038  0.95
    Homeowners .004

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .2  0.37
    Homeowners .54


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