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Hazardous waste sites -- United States

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View Resource U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- Superfund: Cleaning up the Nation's Hazardous Waste Sites

Citizen concern over the extent of uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the United States "led Congress to establish the Superfund Program in 1980 to locate, investigate, and clean up the worst sites nationwide." At this website, users can discover the history of the program and its great accomplishments. Visitors can learn about safety tips, the emergency response program, and the...
View Resource Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: ToxFAQs

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) provides this website to educate the public about contaminants found at hazardous waste sites. The information for each substance is presented as an easy to understand fact sheet. The materials are written in English and Spanish and can be viewed in standard HTML format or in the pdf format. Users can find out the basic characteristics...
View Resource Environmental Protection Agency: Superfund

The Superfund program has been around for approximately 25 years, and has been known for its attention to some of the United States' most egregious and offensive uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Operated under the direction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Superfund's website contains copious amounts of information that is of use to the general public, environmentalists, and...
View Resource Environmental Protection Agency: Learn the Issues

This page from the United States Environmental Protection Agency provides information on many significant environmental health issues. In addition to providing general interest information on topics like radon, acid rain, and asbestos, the site also delivers an interactive resource that allows users to learn more about concerns specific to their area. Under Where You Live, visitors may enter their...