Living with Hazardous Wastes


The evacuation of hundreds of families from Love Canal in August 1978 dramatized the hazardous-waste threat. Congress responded by creating the “superfund.” But relatively few hazardous-waste sites have actually been cleaned up, despite efforts to strengthen the program. Critics say there is nothing particularly wrong with the program itself; they say the problems are with the way it's being implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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