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Summary Report: MONMOUTH County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MONMOUTH County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 730  0.41
    Whites 1800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 230  1.05
    Whites 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .08  0.94
    Whites .085

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.6  2.19
    Whites .73


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1100  0.65
    High Income Families 1700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 230  1.05
    High Income Families 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .076  0.88
    High Income Families .086

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.5  1.92
    High Income Families .78


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 960  0.56
    Families Above Poverty 1700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 230  1.05
    Families Above Poverty 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .066  0.77
    Families Above Poverty .086

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.9  2.41
    Families Above Poverty .79


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 760  0.45
    Kids Above Poverty 1700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 230  1.05
    Kids Above Poverty 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .047  0.54
    Kids Above Poverty .087

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2  2.50
    Kids Above Poverty .8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1500  0.88
    Highschool Graduates 1700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 230  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .062  0.69
    Highschool Graduates .09

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.2  1.58
    Highschool Graduates .76


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1700  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 1700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 220  1.05
    Non-Working Class People 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .083  0.94
    Non-Working Class People .088

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .91  1.28
    Non-Working Class People .71


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 1900  1.58
    Homeowners 1200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 220  0.96
    Homeowners 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .076  0.58
    Homeowners .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .71  0.55
    Homeowners 1.3


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