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Summary Report: PASSAIC County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in PASSAIC County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 49000  1.48
    Whites 33000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 610  1.42
    Whites 430

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.9  7.04
    Whites .27

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 29  3.58
    Whites 8.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 45000  1.18
    High Income Families 38000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 590  1.23
    High Income Families 480

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.5  2.21
    High Income Families .68

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 26  2.00
    High Income Families 13


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 43000  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 38000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 600  1.25
    Families Above Poverty 480

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.7  2.43
    Families Above Poverty .7

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 29  2.07
    Families Above Poverty 14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 42000  1.08
    Kids Above Poverty 39000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 620  1.27
    Kids Above Poverty 490

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.9  2.24
    Kids Above Poverty .85

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 31  2.07
    Kids Above Poverty 15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 45000  1.22
    Highschool Graduates 37000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 550  1.17
    Highschool Graduates 470

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.1  1.80
    Highschool Graduates .61

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 20  1.67
    Highschool Graduates 12


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 40000  1.18
    Non-Working Class People 34000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 500  1.11
    Non-Working Class People 450

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .87  1.81
    Non-Working Class People .48

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 16  1.68
    Non-Working Class People 9.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 28000  0.60
    Homeowners 47000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 400  0.69
    Homeowners 580

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .26  0.22
    Homeowners 1.2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 6  0.27
    Homeowners 22


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