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Summary Report: MIFFLIN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MIFFLIN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 49000  1.63
    Whites 30000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 160  0.94
    Whites 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .013  1.97
    Whites .0066

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .4  0.80
    Whites .5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 27000  0.87
    High Income Families 31000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 200  1.18
    High Income Families 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .0052  0.72
    High Income Families .0072

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .69  1.53
    High Income Families .45


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 28000  0.90
    Families Above Poverty 31000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 200  1.18
    Families Above Poverty 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .0054  0.77
    Families Above Poverty .007

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .73  1.55
    Families Above Poverty .47


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 26000  0.87
    Kids Above Poverty 30000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 220  1.38
    Kids Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .0044  0.65
    Kids Above Poverty .0068

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .85  1.93
    Kids Above Poverty .44


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 30000  0.97
    Highschool Graduates 31000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180  1.06
    Highschool Graduates 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .0061  0.85
    Highschool Graduates .0072

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .52  1.02
    Highschool Graduates .51


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 29000  0.91
    Non-Working Class People 32000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .0065  0.83
    Non-Working Class People .0078

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .46  0.88
    Non-Working Class People .52


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 31000  1.48
    Homeowners 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 170  0.68
    Homeowners 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0073  1.55
    Homeowners .0047

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .47  0.43
    Homeowners 1.1


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