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Summary Report: LEBANON County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in LEBANON County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 15000  0.94
    Whites 16000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 290  1.21
    Whites 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .022  0.65
    Whites .034

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .43  1.72
    Whites .25


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 11000  0.61
    High Income Families 18000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 260  1.13
    High Income Families 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .029  0.88
    High Income Families .033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .36  1.57
    High Income Families .23


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 13000  0.76
    Families Above Poverty 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 270  1.12
    Families Above Poverty 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .038  1.19
    Families Above Poverty .032

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .42  1.83
    Families Above Poverty .23


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 10000  0.59
    Kids Above Poverty 17000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 290  1.26
    Kids Above Poverty 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .04  1.33
    Kids Above Poverty .03

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .5  2.17
    Kids Above Poverty .23


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 11000  0.58
    Highschool Graduates 19000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 250  1.04
    Highschool Graduates 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .037  1.12
    Highschool Graduates .033

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .3  1.20
    Highschool Graduates .25


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 14000  0.64
    Non-Working Class People 22000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 240  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .035  1.46
    Non-Working Class People .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .25  1.19
    Non-Working Class People .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 18000  1.86
    Homeowners 9700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 240  0.86
    Homeowners 280

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .031  0.63
    Homeowners .049

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .26  0.65
    Homeowners .4


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