Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Toxic Waste Sites: An Encyclopedia of Endangered America

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated over 12,000 hazardous waste sites in the United States. Exclusive from these are 1,299 "Superfund" sites, or National Priority Listings, that are considered to be the worst in America. Each entry gives a brief history of the site, its pollutants, and remediation efforts. Entries also include references to government publications, as well as addresses, if available, to write to for further information. The book also includes an informative overview, glossary, over 50 maps, and a table of contaminants.

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