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Summary Report: BUCKS County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BUCKS County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 150000  1.85
    Whites 81000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 320  1.10
    Whites 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .4  1.74
    Whites .23

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.6  1.68
    Whites .95


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 140000  1.75
    High Income Families 80000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 310  1.07
    High Income Families 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .37  1.61
    High Income Families .23

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.6  1.76
    High Income Families .91


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140000  1.71
    Families Above Poverty 82000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 310  1.07
    Families Above Poverty 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .39  1.70
    Families Above Poverty .23

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.7  1.83
    Families Above Poverty .93


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130000  1.60
    Kids Above Poverty 81000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 320  1.10
    Kids Above Poverty 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .43  1.87
    Kids Above Poverty .23

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.8  2.02
    Kids Above Poverty .89


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 130000  1.67
    Highschool Graduates 78000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 300  1.03
    Highschool Graduates 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .33  1.50
    Highschool Graduates .22

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.5  1.67
    Highschool Graduates .9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 94000  1.54
    Non-Working Class People 61000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 290  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 290

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .27  1.42
    Non-Working Class People .19

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1  1.25
    Non-Working Class People .8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 85000  0.96
    Homeowners 89000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 290  0.94
    Homeowners 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .22  0.58
    Homeowners .38

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .93  0.58
    Homeowners 1.6


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