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Environmental Justice, Risk and Exposure

With development and growth comes benefits and burdens. Neighborhoods that are overburdened by exposure to environmental toxins or pollutants must be remedied. Even the risk or potential for environmental harm causes psychological... Read More

With development and growth comes benefits and burdens. Neighborhoods that are overburdened by exposure to environmental toxins or pollutants must be remedied. Even the risk or potential for environmental harm causes psychological stress and thus the burden must be addressed. Historically, such neighborhoods have been those with higher concentrations of low income residents or people of color.

This indicator identifies then addresses neighborhoods where residents are overburdened by environmental risks and exposure. Data is collected locally. Participants are required at minimum to upload maps from the EPA’s EJSCREEN that show areas with relatively high Environmental Justice Index values.

Abington, Pennsylvania

Summary of Abington Township Block Groups with EJ Indexes ≥ 80%ile

Block Group ID No.

Lead Paint Indicator

NPL Proximity

TSDF Proximity

Water Discharger Proximity

420912016034

83%ile

83%ile

≤80%ile

89%ile

420912016033

90%ile

87%ile

82%ile

92%ile

420912016061

89%ile

85%ile

81%ile

91%ile

Supporting documentation: indicator12_indicator-12-maps-data-summary_abington.pdf (11.95 MB)