Do You Live Near a Toxic Superfund Site?

Eco Watch: More than 1,300 Superfund sites are littered across the U.S. These are the places that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed so contaminated with hazardous waste that they need long-term response plans to deal with the clean up … Most are much more inconspicuous and their whereabouts aren’t always obvious to the public.

A screenshot of the interactive map Brooke Singer developed for ToxicSites. Photo credit: ToxicSites.us

“Media artist Brooke Singer decided to do something about it. Her new website, ToxicSites, features an interactive map, detailing all existing Superfund sites and updated in real-time as the EPA adds more data. Click on one of the colored dots and you’ll get all kinds of information about the company responsible, the contaminants involved, the possible health concerns and the populations living nearby.”