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Summary Report: LANCASTER County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in LANCASTER County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 68000  0.69
    Whites 98000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 580  2.15
    Whites 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .049  0.80
    Whites .061

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 9.9  4.50
    Whites 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 81000  0.81
    High Income Families 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 370  1.37
    High Income Families 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .094  1.71
    High Income Families .055

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 4.9  2.45
    High Income Families 2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 79000  0.79
    Families Above Poverty 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 400  1.48
    Families Above Poverty 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .08  1.38
    Families Above Poverty .058

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 5.7  2.71
    Families Above Poverty 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 73000  0.74
    Kids Above Poverty 98000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 430  1.59
    Kids Above Poverty 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .092  1.56
    Kids Above Poverty .059

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 6.3  2.86
    Kids Above Poverty 2.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 88000  0.88
    Highschool Graduates 100000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 300  1.07
    Highschool Graduates 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .064  1.12
    Highschool Graduates .057

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.2  1.28
    Highschool Graduates 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 95000  0.86
    Non-Working Class People 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 280  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .063  1.26
    Non-Working Class People .05

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.5  0.93
    Non-Working Class People 2.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 100000  1.14
    Homeowners 88000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 280  0.74
    Homeowners 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .064  0.78
    Homeowners .082

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.3  0.43
    Homeowners 5.4


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