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Summary Report: CHESTER County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in CHESTER County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 94000  1.42
    Whites 66000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 310  1.24
    Whites 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .4  2.50
    Whites .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 2.9  2.07
    Whites 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 100000  1.49
    High Income Families 67000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 280  1.08
    High Income Families 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .38  2.24
    High Income Families .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.6  1.80
    High Income Families .89


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 110000  1.64
    Families Above Poverty 67000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 290  1.12
    Families Above Poverty 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .48  2.67
    Families Above Poverty .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.8  1.98
    Families Above Poverty .91


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110000  1.57
    Kids Above Poverty 70000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 300  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .52  3.06
    Kids Above Poverty .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.9  2.21
    Kids Above Poverty .86


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 93000  1.50
    Highschool Graduates 62000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 260  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .22  1.22
    Highschool Graduates .18

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.7  1.55
    Highschool Graduates 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 76000  1.43
    Non-Working Class People 53000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 260  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .18  1.06
    Non-Working Class People .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.6  1.14
    Non-Working Class People 1.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 65000  0.84
    Homeowners 77000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 260  0.87
    Homeowners 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .18  0.67
    Homeowners .27

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1  0.31
    Homeowners 3.2


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