Superfund sites are the nation's worst toxic waste sites: 1,305 are scheduled for cleanup on the National Priorities List (NPL). About 11 million people in the U.S., including 3-4 million children, live within 1 mile of a federal Superfund site and confront potential public health risks. Scorecard profiles the risks these sites pose to public health and the environment. Scorecard ranks sites by how high they scored in EPA's Hazard Ranking System, and states and counties by number of Superfund sites.
This is for those of you that continue to believe we have little to no impact on the world we live in.
I wanted a better picture, but it seems that an overall picture of the sites is like the above, or localized to an area. I did this to give people a complete picture of the devastation that has yet to be cleaned up by the overworked EPA.
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Tags: Superfund site, Toxins, Chemicals, Cancer, Children's Birth Defects, Disease, Ecosystem, Habitat, Livestock, Fishing, Camping, Homeowners, Economy, Responsibility, Carbon Footprint, Waste, Human Waste, Radioactive Waste
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