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Superfund Sites

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 12, 2021
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The US government has designated hundreds of places all over the country “superfund” sites—meaning they’re so contaminated with hazardous waste that cleaning them up is a national priority. Such sites might be landfills, manufacturing plants, or mines. University of Houston professor of environmental engineering Hanadi Rifai found that living near a superfund site can shorten your life by as much as a year. (Segment produced by Sam Faulconer) (AP Photo/Matthew Brown) Show More...