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7 Super Toxic U.S. Sites

Let’s face it: Humans are pretty messy. Industrial processes like mining and manufacturing are important parts of keeping civilization going, but they all impact the environment. Sometimes that impact is particularly big and messy, leaving behind hazardous waste that can take years or even decades to clean up.

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https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-history
https://www.bu.edu/lovecanal/canal/
https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0201290
http://nationalgeographic.org/news/superfund/

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Foam gets its shot at anthrax


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1982-2013: 31 years since pumps stopped


https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0800416

What is the Critical Water Level (CWL)?


http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/health/case_studies/butte_case_stud.html
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/pesticides/enviroReview/riskAssess/CAOHRiskAssess.pdf
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http://www.umt.edu/urelations/_cms/_archive/research_view_archive/Summer%202012/Scientific%20Marriage.php

Plan for treatment technology assessment

What is the Horseshoe Bend Water Treatment Plant?


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http://www.clearwater.org/news/pcbhealth.html

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http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp19.pdf

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