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Summary Report: PUTNAM County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in PUTNAM County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 650  1.20
    Whites 540

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 210  1.00
    Whites 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .018  1.00
    Whites .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .035  0.92
    Whites .038


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 410  0.75
    High Income Families 550

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 210  1.00
    High Income Families 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .014  0.78
    High Income Families .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .033  0.85
    High Income Families .039


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 150  0.27
    Families Above Poverty 550

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 200  0.95
    Families Above Poverty 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0049  0.27
    Families Above Poverty .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .018  0.45
    Families Above Poverty .04


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 200  0.34
    Kids Above Poverty 580

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 200  0.95
    Kids Above Poverty 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0049  0.27
    Kids Above Poverty .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .021  0.54
    Kids Above Poverty .039


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 550  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 550

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 210  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .016  0.89
    Highschool Graduates .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .031  0.78
    Highschool Graduates .04


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 580  1.02
    Non-Working Class People 570

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 210  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .018  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .038  0.90
    Non-Working Class People .042


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 500  0.62
    Homeowners 810

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 210  1.00
    Homeowners 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .016  0.64
    Homeowners .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .037  0.84
    Homeowners .044


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