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Summary Report: SUFFOLK County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SUFFOLK County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 10000  0.67
    Whites 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 270  1.08
    Whites 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .21  1.50
    Whites .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.6  1.86
    Whites 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 9100  0.61
    High Income Families 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 240  0.96
    High Income Families 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .12  0.86
    High Income Families .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.6  1.07
    High Income Families 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 9700  0.65
    Families Above Poverty 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 250  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .11  0.79
    Families Above Poverty .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.8  1.20
    Families Above Poverty 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 9800  0.65
    Kids Above Poverty 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 250  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .11  0.79
    Kids Above Poverty .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.8  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 12000  0.80
    Highschool Graduates 15000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 250  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .14  1.00
    Highschool Graduates .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.9  1.27
    Highschool Graduates 1.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 14000  0.78
    Non-Working Class People 18000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 260  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .16  1.23
    Non-Working Class People .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.7  1.31
    Non-Working Class People 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 15000  0.94
    Homeowners 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 250  1.00
    Homeowners 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .14  1.08
    Homeowners .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.5  1.00
    Homeowners 1.5


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