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Green Quiz: Superfund

Superfund

The Atlas Tack Federal Superfund Site in Fairhaven, Massachusetts / MassDEP


From 1920 to 1953, toxic waste from a chemical company and the military were dumped
into an unfinished canal in western New York. Unaware of the dangers that lay
underfoot, the community of Love Canal sprouted up around
the site. When terrible health issues and birth defects began appearing at high
rates, the community pressured the federal government to relocate residents.
Their efforts eventually led to the founding of Environmental
Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund Program
.

Superfund is the federal government’s program to clean up the nation’s uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.

As
of 2013, how many sites are designated as Superfund sites by the EPA?

A. 672

B. 843

C. 1024

D. 1312

 

The correct answer is:   
D. 1312

Congrats to our winners: Brenda from New York, John of California
and Shannon of Pennsylvania.


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