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Summary Report: NEW JERSEY

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in NEW JERSEY

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 110000  1.43
    Whites 77000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 540  1.50
    Whites 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 1.4  3.04
    Whites .46

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 21  3.68
    Whites 5.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 120000  1.54
    High Income Families 78000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 510  1.31
    High Income Families 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1.2  2.03
    High Income Families .59

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 19  2.38
    High Income Families 8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140000  1.77
    Families Above Poverty 79000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 550  1.41
    Families Above Poverty 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1.4  2.30
    Families Above Poverty .61

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 23  2.80
    Families Above Poverty 8.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 140000  1.75
    Kids Above Poverty 80000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 560  1.44
    Kids Above Poverty 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1.5  2.38
    Kids Above Poverty .63

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 24  2.79
    Kids Above Poverty 8.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120000  1.58
    Highschool Graduates 76000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 470  1.21
    Highschool Graduates 390

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .96  1.60
    Highschool Graduates .6

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 16  2.16
    Highschool Graduates 7.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 91000  1.38
    Non-Working Class People 66000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 420  1.14
    Non-Working Class People 370

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .74  1.30
    Non-Working Class People .57

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 10  1.59
    Non-Working Class People 6.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 70000  0.64
    Homeowners 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 340  0.68
    Homeowners 500

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .33  0.28
    Homeowners 1.2

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 3.6  0.20
    Homeowners 18


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