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Summary Report: OTSEGO County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in OTSEGO County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 510  0.26
    Whites 2000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 160  1.33
    Whites 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .00078  0.33
    Whites .0024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .018  2.20
    Whites .0082


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1700  0.77
    High Income Families 2200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 100  1.00
    High Income Families 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0023  0.85
    High Income Families .0027

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0088  0.94
    High Income Families .0094


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2300  1.10
    Families Above Poverty 2100

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 100  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0029  1.12
    Families Above Poverty .0026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0082  0.87
    Families Above Poverty .0094


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2500  1.14
    Kids Above Poverty 2200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110  1.10
    Kids Above Poverty 100

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0031  1.19
    Kids Above Poverty .0026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0088  0.94
    Kids Above Poverty .0094


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 2000  0.95
    Highschool Graduates 2100

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 100  0.91
    Highschool Graduates 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0026  1.04
    Highschool Graduates .0025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0079  0.85
    Highschool Graduates .0093


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2100  1.50
    Non-Working Class People 1400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 110  0.85
    Non-Working Class People 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0026  1.44
    Non-Working Class People .0018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0085  0.94
    Non-Working Class People .009


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 2200  1.83
    Homeowners 1200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 110  0.85
    Homeowners 130

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0026  1.62
    Homeowners .0016

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .011  1.77
    Homeowners .0062


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