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Summary Report: ROCKLAND County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ROCKLAND County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 240000  1.33
    Whites 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 320  1.03
    Whites 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .019  0.73
    Whites .026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.1  1.41
    Whites .78


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 250000  1.32
    High Income Families 190000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 310  1.00
    High Income Families 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .031  1.29
    High Income Families .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .85  1.05
    High Income Families .81


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 220000  1.16
    Families Above Poverty 190000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 310  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .023  0.92
    Families Above Poverty .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .79  0.96
    Families Above Poverty .82


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 240000  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 310  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .02  0.83
    Kids Above Poverty .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .77  0.96
    Kids Above Poverty .8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 270000  1.50
    Highschool Graduates 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 320  1.03
    Highschool Graduates 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .027  1.08
    Highschool Graduates .025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.1  1.33
    Highschool Graduates .83


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 220000  1.47
    Non-Working Class People 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 310  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .027  1.17
    Non-Working Class People .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .91  1.18
    Non-Working Class People .77


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 190000  0.95
    Homeowners 200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 310  0.94
    Homeowners 330

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .024  0.62
    Homeowners .039

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .74  0.67
    Homeowners 1.1


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