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Summary Report: GREENE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in GREENE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 48000  0.48
    Whites 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 160  1.45
    Whites 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0036  0.43
    Whites .0084

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .0043  0.45
    Whites .0096


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 94000  0.94
    High Income Families 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 100  0.91
    High Income Families 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0084  1.00
    High Income Families .0084

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .01  1.06
    High Income Families .0094


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 68000  0.68
    Families Above Poverty 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 110  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .007  0.81
    Families Above Poverty .0086

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0075  0.77
    Families Above Poverty .0097


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 75000  0.68
    Kids Above Poverty 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .007  0.82
    Kids Above Poverty .0085

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0067  0.67
    Kids Above Poverty .01


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110000  1.16
    Highschool Graduates 95000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0089  1.13
    Highschool Graduates .0079

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0098  1.08
    Highschool Graduates .0091


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 100000  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 96000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0081  1.04
    Non-Working Class People .0078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0091  1.02
    Non-Working Class People .0089


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 110000  1.13
    Homeowners 97000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 110  1.00
    Homeowners 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0088  1.09
    Homeowners .0081

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0098  1.11
    Homeowners .0088


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