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Summary Report: NEW YORK

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in NEW YORK

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 22000  0.28
    Whites 79000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 680  1.89
    Whites 360

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .036  0.37
    Whites .097

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 110  3.93
    Whites 28


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 60000  0.92
    High Income Families 65000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 550  1.31
    High Income Families 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .041  0.47
    High Income Families .087

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 91  2.17
    High Income Families 42


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 54000  0.83
    Families Above Poverty 65000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 600  1.43
    Families Above Poverty 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .031  0.36
    Families Above Poverty .086

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 110  2.56
    Families Above Poverty 43


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 56000  0.86
    Kids Above Poverty 65000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 600  1.43
    Kids Above Poverty 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .03  0.38
    Kids Above Poverty .079

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 110  2.50
    Kids Above Poverty 44


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 56000  0.89
    Highschool Graduates 63000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 520  1.18
    Highschool Graduates 440

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .059  0.69
    Highschool Graduates .085

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 76  1.69
    Highschool Graduates 45


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 67000  1.24
    Non-Working Class People 54000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 440  0.96
    Non-Working Class People 460

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .082  0.95
    Non-Working Class People .086

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 50  1.06
    Non-Working Class People 47


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 88000  1.73
    Homeowners 51000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 290  0.47
    Homeowners 620

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .13  3.02
    Homeowners .043

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 9  0.10
    Homeowners 94


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