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Summary Report: MONROE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MONROE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 270000  0.75
    Whites 360000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 350  1.52
    Whites 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .000051  0.19
    Whites .00027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 24  5.22
    Whites 4.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 430000  1.30
    High Income Families 330000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 330  1.38
    High Income Families 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00012  0.44
    High Income Families .00027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 21  4.12
    High Income Families 5.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 420000  1.27
    Families Above Poverty 330000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 350  1.46
    Families Above Poverty 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .000064  0.24
    Families Above Poverty .00027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 25  4.55
    Families Above Poverty 5.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 440000  1.33
    Kids Above Poverty 330000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 360  1.50
    Kids Above Poverty 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .000066  0.24
    Kids Above Poverty .00028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 26  4.26
    Kids Above Poverty 6.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 380000  1.09
    Highschool Graduates 350000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 300  1.25
    Highschool Graduates 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .00015  0.60
    Highschool Graduates .00025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 13  2.32
    Highschool Graduates 5.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 390000  1.44
    Non-Working Class People 270000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 250  1.09
    Non-Working Class People 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .00026  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .00026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 7.4  1.64
    Non-Working Class People 4.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 330000  0.69
    Homeowners 480000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 240  0.77
    Homeowners 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00022  1.22
    Homeowners .00018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 4.4  0.31
    Homeowners 14


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