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Summary Report: ST. LAWRENCE County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ST. LAWRENCE County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 530000  0.74
    Whites 720000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.25
    Whites 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .003  1.25
    Whites .0024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .42  2.21
    Whites .19


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 970000  1.33
    High Income Families 730000

    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 .0032  1.33
    High Income Families .0024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .082  1.34
    High Income Families .061


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1000000  1.33
    Families Above Poverty 750000

    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 .0035  1.40
    Families Above Poverty .0025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .098  1.61
    Families Above Poverty .061


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1000000  1.30
    Kids Above Poverty 770000

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

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0033  1.27
    Kids Above Poverty .0026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .092  1.61
    Kids Above Poverty .057


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 770000  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 730000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 110  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 110

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0036  1.44
    Highschool Graduates .0025

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .097  1.28
    Highschool Graduates .076


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 690000  1.15
    Non-Working Class People 600000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 120  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0024  1.20
    Non-Working Class People .002

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .19  1.27
    Non-Working Class People .15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 690000  0.69
    Homeowners 1000000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 110  0.92
    Homeowners 120

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0029  0.72
    Homeowners .004

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .08  0.67
    Homeowners .12


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