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The Nation

The Environmental Protection Agency added 101 sites to its list of the nation’s most hazardous waste dumps and said all but eight are eligible for money from the Superfund cleanup program. The added sites, situated in 33 states, bring to 1,163 the number of dumps deemed by the EPA to pose the greatest long-term threat to public health and the environment. Most of the $8.5 billion in the cleanup fund comes from taxes on the chemical industry. Of the total sites identified since the list was started in 1983, New Jersey’s 107 is the most for any state. Pennsylvania is second with 94, followed by California with 88.


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