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Find Out How Close You Live To Dangerous Pollution Under EPA Authority

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Pollution at up to 302 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-controlled Superfund sites threatens human health, a Daily Caller News Foundation found.

EPA officials have been unable to determine what dangers exist at 191 sites, and humans face health threats from pollution at another 111, TheDCNF revealed Monday. More than 100 sites have been awaiting treatment or analyses for more than 30 years. (RELATED: EPA Let Pollution Fester At 302 Sites For Years, Sometimes DECADES)

How close do you live to the dangerous pollution? Find out below:

Each pin in the above map represents one of the 302 Superfund sites with dangerous or unknown pollution.

Clicking on a pin will provide additional information, including when the site was added to the Superfund program, how many years have passed, whether health hazards exist or are unknown, or if cleaning infrastructure – such as treatment plants – have been built. (RELATED: Fed Superfund Gets Billions To Clean Up Pollution — Doesn’t Actually Do Much At All)

Zoom in by double clicking or hitting the plus button. Click and drag the screen to see Superfund sites in different parts of U.S. territory, including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam.

The EPA has determined pollution at the remaining 1,034 Superfund sites not mapped is “under control,” according to its website.

Luke Rosiak contributed to this report.

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