Environmental Science

Dec 27th, 2014
Price: $10 USD

Question description

There are many Superfund sites in the U.S. and some of you may be surprised to learn that there is probably a Superfund site located very close to where you live and you are not even aware of it. You may use this website to help you located a site: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/index.htm

For this week's class discussion, please respond to the following:

  1. Define the Superfund program.
  2. Identify a Superfund site within your own state.  A Superfund site is not a website; it is a physical location with high levels of pollution.
  3. How far is the Superfund you selected from where you live?
  4. Who is responsible for creating the problem? Please name the company, organization, or person who polluted this site.
  5. How did the site get contaminated?
  6. What is contaminating the site?
  7. What has been done so far to clean up the site?
  8. What are the reported costs associated with the clean-up?
  9. What are the plans for the future including clean up and monitoring efforts?
  10. Were you surprised to learn of this Superfund?
  11. Are you confident that the appropriate measures will be put in place to clean up this location?

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