Overcoming the Superfund Stigma: Hazardous Waste Sites, Property Values, Public Health
BY RUSSELL BARTLETT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENTIST CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Location, location, location. A home’s location can be its best advantage. It can also pose a big problem. Homes located near manmade environmental hazardous waste sites can have their property values decrease. In this article, one state health department asks
how it can understand this complex issue better. How does stigma affect property and health and what can be done for homeowners located near a Superfund site? What is a Superfund Site? Superfund sites are manmade environmental hazardous waste sites
the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prioritized for cleanup because of the risk they pose to human health or to the environment. EPA currently oversees the cleanup of 1,342 Superfund sites in the United States. Many of these sites are located near residential neighborhoods.
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