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Summary Report: NASSAU County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in NASSAU County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 6900  1.33
    Whites 5200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 390  1.08
    Whites 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .54  0.87
    Whites .62

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 4.2  1.24
    Whites 3.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 6500  1.23
    High Income Families 5300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 380  1.06
    High Income Families 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .62  1.03
    High Income Families .6

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3.8  1.09
    High Income Families 3.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 7700  1.45
    Families Above Poverty 5300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 380  1.06
    Families Above Poverty 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .59  0.98
    Families Above Poverty .6

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3.9  1.11
    Families Above Poverty 3.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 8700  1.64
    Kids Above Poverty 5300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 380  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .57  0.98
    Kids Above Poverty .58

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 4  1.14
    Kids Above Poverty 3.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 6400  1.21
    Highschool Graduates 5300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 380  1.06
    Highschool Graduates 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .66  1.10
    Highschool Graduates .6

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.9  1.11
    Highschool Graduates 3.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 5600  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 5400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 370  1.03
    Non-Working Class People 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .62  1.02
    Non-Working Class People .61

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 3.6  1.03
    Non-Working Class People 3.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 4900  0.62
    Homeowners 7900

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 360  0.95
    Homeowners 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .59  0.83
    Homeowners .71

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 3.3  0.75
    Homeowners 4.4


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