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. Now, for the first time, these sites are assembled in one affordable and easy-to-use ready reference tool appropriate for high school and undergraduate students as well as for the concerned citizen.<P>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.
Author: Mark Crawford
Release Date: 1997-11-01