Using Data Sources To Track Climate-Driven Mayhem at Superfund Sites

Read the full story from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

The unfolding flood disaster around Midland, Mich. (may require subscription), is a reminder that Superfund hazardous waste sites produce a variety of urgent environmental stories for local reporters to keep an eye on.

Wherever you are, there is probably a Superfund site near you. Nationwide, there are some 1,335 sites on the Superfund National Priorities List, or NPL, in various stages of cleanup. And there are more that are not on the NPL list. Your state may have its own list. 

If there is no news there, either you are lucky or you are not trying. 

The 1980 Superfund law (CERCLA) has evolved. It is a complicated subject that keeps many lawyers employed. But right now, think of your local Superfund site potentially as an imminent disaster.

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