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Summary Report: LYCOMING County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in LYCOMING County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 98000  1.66
    Whites 59000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 360  1.80
    Whites 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .89  3.71
    Whites .24

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 3.4  2.62
    Whites 1.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 64000  1.14
    High Income Families 56000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 250  1.32
    High Income Families 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .4  2.00
    High Income Families .2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.9  1.73
    High Income Families 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 71000  1.27
    Families Above Poverty 56000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 280  1.47
    Families Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .54  2.70
    Families Above Poverty .2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 2.4  2.18
    Families Above Poverty 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 76000  1.41
    Kids Above Poverty 54000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 290  1.53
    Kids Above Poverty 190

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .61  3.05
    Kids Above Poverty .2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 2.6  2.36
    Kids Above Poverty 1.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 65000  1.10
    Highschool Graduates 59000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 210  1.05
    Highschool Graduates 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .26  1.08
    Highschool Graduates .24

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1.3  1.08
    Highschool Graduates 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 58000  1.02
    Non-Working Class People 57000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 200  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 200

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .24  1.04
    Non-Working Class People .23

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 1.2  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 1.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 57000  0.72
    Homeowners 79000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 190  0.63
    Homeowners 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .2  0.36
    Homeowners .55

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.1  0.44
    Homeowners 2.5


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