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Summary Report: SALEM County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SALEM County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 130000  0.30
    Whites 440000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 740  0.96
    Whites 770

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0026  0.60
    Whites .0043

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.2  2.35
    Whites .51


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 350000  0.88
    High Income Families 400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 830  1.08
    High Income Families 770

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0032  0.76
    High Income Families .0042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.1  2.08
    High Income Families .53


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 350000  0.88
    Families Above Poverty 400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 880  1.14
    Families Above Poverty 770

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0019  0.45
    Families Above Poverty .0042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.4  2.59
    Families Above Poverty .54


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 260000  0.63
    Kids Above Poverty 410000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 890  1.19
    Kids Above Poverty 750

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0016  0.35
    Kids Above Poverty .0046

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.5  2.78
    Kids Above Poverty .54


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 330000  0.80
    Highschool Graduates 410000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 760  0.99
    Highschool Graduates 770

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0041  1.08
    Highschool Graduates .0038

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .69  1.19
    Highschool Graduates .58


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 380000  0.95
    Non-Working Class People 400000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 780  1.08
    Non-Working Class People 720

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0043  1.10
    Non-Working Class People .0039

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .58  1.12
    Non-Working Class People .52


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 470000  1.68
    Homeowners 280000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 790  0.92
    Homeowners 860

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0039  3.25
    Homeowners .0012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .57  0.52
    Homeowners 1.1


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