Toxic Waste

Three decades after it was established, the EPA's Superfund program is taking on some of the most complex and costly projects ever attempted. With many focused underwater, some worry the stirring up of polluted sediment will exacerbate the problem.
Aug 15, 2012   The New York Times
After decades of use as a landfill, Overpeck Creek's recent makeover has created a dream home for rowing crews from around the New York region, reports Juliet Macur.
May 9, 2012   The New York Times
Most of the bullets made for WWI and II came out of the ground under Picher, Oklahoma. The minerals ran out in 1970, and the OK government bought out residents of the city to get them to leave. A handful of people stayed.
Oct 3, 2010   Wired
Coal ash retention ponds are so numerous and so toxic that they are now considered to be a potential threat to national security.
Jun 17, 2009   Huffington Post
The city of Los Angeles forms a task force of prosecutors, police, and others to combat illegal disposal of trash all over town.
Sep 12, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Oshawa, Ontario residents have noticed a suspicious substance leaking into their community. Development next to the former landfill almost didn't happen because city planners worried about this very possibility.</p>
Jun 2, 2008   durhamregion.com