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Summary Report: PITT County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in PITT County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 59000  0.87
    Whites 68000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 190  1.12
    Whites 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .00038  0.81
    Whites .00047

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .18  2.14
    Whites .084


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 57000  0.79
    High Income Families 72000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 170  1.13
    High Income Families 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .00044  0.85
    High Income Families .00052

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .15  1.74
    High Income Families .086


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 55000  0.77
    Families Above Poverty 71000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .00052  1.06
    Families Above Poverty .00049

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .16  1.74
    Families Above Poverty .092


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 55000  0.74
    Kids Above Poverty 74000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 180  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .00053  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty .0005

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .18  2.02
    Kids Above Poverty .089


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 47000  0.61
    Highschool Graduates 77000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .00062  1.59
    Highschool Graduates .00039

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .13  1.18
    Highschool Graduates .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 60000  0.65
    Non-Working Class People 92000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .00051  1.96
    Non-Working Class People .00026

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .11  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .11


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 72000  1.03
    Homeowners 70000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 160  0.76
    Homeowners 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .00031  1.72
    Homeowners .00018

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .091  0.48
    Homeowners .19


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