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Summary Report: NEW MEXICO

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in NEW MEXICO

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 1200000  1.85
    Whites 650000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  0.94
    Whites 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .089  1.78
    Whites .05

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .2  1.43
    Whites .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1100000  1.22
    High Income Families 900000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 140  0.88
    High Income Families 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .085  1.73
    High Income Families .049

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .19  1.27
    High Income Families .15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1000000  1.04
    Families Above Poverty 960000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 140  0.88
    Families Above Poverty 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .088  1.69
    Families Above Poverty .052

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .19  1.27
    Families Above Poverty .15


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1100000  1.33
    Kids Above Poverty 830000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 140  0.93
    Kids Above Poverty 150

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .089  1.85
    Kids Above Poverty .048

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .19  1.36
    Kids Above Poverty .14


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1300000  1.59
    Highschool Graduates 820000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 140  0.88
    Highschool Graduates 160

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .097  1.56
    Highschool Graduates .062

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .2  1.18
    Highschool Graduates .17


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 910000  2.02
    Non-Working Class People 450000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 160  0.94
    Non-Working Class People 170

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .069  0.99
    Non-Working Class People .07

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .18  1.00
    Non-Working Class People .18


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 960000  1.57
    Homeowners 610000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 160  0.89
    Homeowners 180

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .06  0.46
    Homeowners .13

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .16  0.57
    Homeowners .28


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