Toxic Waste Sites and Recovery
The federal government also regulates toxic waste and chemicals produced by industrial operations. The Superfund program is designed to deal with this problem by cleaning up uncontrolled toxic waste sites in the U.S. Hazardous waste can have dangerous effects on people and the environment, so the federal government provides many educational resources for the public. The EPA and other government websites provide users with information on these hazardous materials, how to handle them, as well as information on locating Superfund sites.
Environmental Protection Agency Regulations Web-site
Lists environmental cleanup subtopics as well as links to cleanup regulations and standards, Superfund laws and regulations, and corrective action rules and regulations.
Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ToxFAQs Web-site
This website offers summaries about hazardous substances and answers to frequently asked questions about hazardous waste and its effects on people.
Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Release Inventory Web-site
Information on over 650 chemicals that are used, manufactured, or released into the environmentin the U.S. This information is gathered by local governments from manufacturers which is passed on to the EPA.
Environmental Protection Agency Toxics Web-site
This is a searchable section of the Toxic Release Inventory that allows users to search by zip code, city, or county for facilities that are reporting toxic releases.
Environmental Protection Agency Cleaning Up Our Land, Water and Air Web-site
Here you can find information about EPA’s collaborative cleanup projects across the country where hazardous waste has contaminated land, water, and air. This site offers information on local cleanups, national cleanup laws and statutes, cleanup grants, and cleanup publications.
Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Web-site
The federal government cleans up uncontrolled hazardous waste sites though the Superfund program. Users can find information about Superfund sites in their local area, information on the cleanup process, and how hazardous waste affects health.