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Summary Report: SOMERSET County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SOMERSET County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 37000  2.18
    Whites 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 280  1.12
    Whites 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .37  0.86
    Whites .43

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.5  1.67
    Whites 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 32000  1.68
    High Income Families 19000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 290  1.16
    High Income Families 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .89  2.23
    High Income Families .4

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3.3  2.06
    High Income Families 1.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 36000  1.80
    Families Above Poverty 20000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 300  1.20
    Families Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .82  2.00
    Families Above Poverty .41

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3.4  2.12
    Families Above Poverty 1.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 37000  1.85
    Kids Above Poverty 20000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 300  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1  2.70
    Kids Above Poverty .37

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3.8  2.53
    Kids Above Poverty 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 31000  1.72
    Highschool Graduates 18000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 290  1.16
    Highschool Graduates 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .79  2.14
    Highschool Graduates .37

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3  2.00
    Highschool Graduates 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 23000  1.44
    Non-Working Class People 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 270  1.12
    Non-Working Class People 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .54  1.93
    Non-Working Class People .28

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.1  1.75
    Non-Working Class People 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 18000  0.67
    Homeowners 27000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 250  0.86
    Homeowners 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .35  0.47
    Homeowners .75

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.3  0.43
    Homeowners 3


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