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Summary Report: WARREN County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in WARREN County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 14000  0.61
    Whites 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 240  1.60
    Whites 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .41  2.41
    Whites .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 6.3  2.52
    Whites 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 22000  0.96
    High Income Families 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 170  1.13
    High Income Families 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .23  1.44
    High Income Families .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3.4  1.42
    High Income Families 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 23000  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 170  1.13
    Families Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .23  1.35
    Families Above Poverty .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 3.3  1.32
    Families Above Poverty 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 26000  1.18
    Kids Above Poverty 22000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 180  1.20
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .25  1.47
    Kids Above Poverty .17

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 3.6  1.44
    Kids Above Poverty 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 22000  0.96
    Highschool Graduates 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 180  1.20
    Highschool Graduates 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .24  1.50
    Highschool Graduates .16

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.5  1.52
    Highschool Graduates 2.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 24000  1.04
    Non-Working Class People 23000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160  1.14
    Non-Working Class People 140

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .19  1.36
    Non-Working Class People .14

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.7  1.35
    Non-Working Class People 2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 19000  0.90
    Homeowners 21000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 160  0.76
    Homeowners 210

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .18  0.58
    Homeowners .31

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.6  0.58
    Homeowners 4.5


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