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Summary Report: UNION County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in UNION County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 180000  1.20
    Whites 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 600  1.22
    Whites 490

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .97  4.62
    Whites .21

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 11  1.72
    Whites 6.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 260000  1.73
    High Income Families 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 620  1.22
    High Income Families 510

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.1  2.89
    High Income Families .38

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 12  1.67
    High Income Families 7.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 290000  1.81
    Families Above Poverty 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 650  1.27
    Families Above Poverty 510

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.4  3.59
    Families Above Poverty .39

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 14  1.92
    Families Above Poverty 7.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 300000  1.88
    Kids Above Poverty 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 660  1.27
    Kids Above Poverty 520

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.4  2.92
    Kids Above Poverty .48

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 14  1.79
    Kids Above Poverty 7.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 240000  1.71
    Highschool Graduates 140000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 600  1.22
    Highschool Graduates 490

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .82  2.83
    Highschool Graduates .29

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 11  1.64
    Highschool Graduates 6.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 180000  1.80
    Non-Working Class People 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 540  1.17
    Non-Working Class People 460

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .54  3.00
    Non-Working Class People .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 8.5  1.55
    Non-Working Class People 5.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 110000  0.52
    Homeowners 210000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 460  0.78
    Homeowners 590

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .14  0.20
    Homeowners .71

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 5.1  0.46
    Homeowners 11


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