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Summary Report: WARREN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WARREN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 96000  0.99
    Whites 97000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 210  1.05
    Whites 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .064  1.33
    Whites .048

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.7  1.13
    Whites 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160000  1.76
    High Income Families 91000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 220  1.10
    High Income Families 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .043  0.90
    High Income Families .048

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 2.6  1.86
    High Income Families 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170000  1.83
    Families Above Poverty 93000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 220  1.10
    Families Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .034  0.71
    Families Above Poverty .048

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.7  1.93
    Families Above Poverty 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 180000  1.98
    Kids Above Poverty 91000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 230  1.15
    Kids Above Poverty 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .04  0.80
    Kids Above Poverty .05

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2.9  2.07
    Kids Above Poverty 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130000  1.46
    Highschool Graduates 89000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 210  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .054  1.15
    Highschool Graduates .047

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2  1.54
    Highschool Graduates 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 95000  1.23
    Non-Working Class People 77000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 200  1.05
    Non-Working Class People 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .051  1.11
    Non-Working Class People .046

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.6  1.45
    Non-Working Class People 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 96000  0.74
    Homeowners 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 200  0.91
    Homeowners 220

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .045  0.63
    Homeowners .071

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.4  0.67
    Homeowners 2.1


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