Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Do You Live Near a Hazardous Waste Site?
In 1980 the United States passed a federal law to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances. National Geographic has created an interactive map that allows you to see how close you live to one of the 1,700 hazardous waste sites across the USA.
Enter your location into How Close Are You to a Superfund Site? and you can view the closest hazard waste sites to your home. The sites marked on the map are color-coded to show whether the cleanup is still in progress, completed or if the location is a proposed clean-up site.
The map sidebar informs you of how many miles separate your home from the nearest Superfund hazardous waste site.