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Summary Report: ALBANY County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ALBANY County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 17000  0.71
    Whites 24000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 350  1.30
    Whites 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .051  0.93
    Whites .055

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 9.8  2.45
    Whites 4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 20000  0.80
    High Income Families 25000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 320  1.23
    High Income Families 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .048  0.94
    High Income Families .051

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 8.6  2.46
    High Income Families 3.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 20000  0.80
    Families Above Poverty 25000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 340  1.31
    Families Above Poverty 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .041  0.80
    Families Above Poverty .051

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 10  2.70
    Families Above Poverty 3.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 18000  0.62
    Kids Above Poverty 29000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 340  1.31
    Kids Above Poverty 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .036  0.77
    Kids Above Poverty .047

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 11  2.97
    Kids Above Poverty 3.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 20000  0.87
    Highschool Graduates 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 300  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .052  1.06
    Highschool Graduates .049

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 6.3  1.57
    Highschool Graduates 4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 23000  0.96
    Non-Working Class People 24000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 280  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .056  1.24
    Non-Working Class People .045

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 4.8  1.20
    Non-Working Class People 4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 26000  1.62
    Homeowners 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 250  0.78
    Homeowners 320

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .058  1.38
    Homeowners .042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.1  0.26
    Homeowners 8.2


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