Toxic threats

Make polluters pay for hazardous waste cleanup

Superfund sign
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One in 6 Americans lives within three miles of a site so toxic it has been proposed or approved for cleanup under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program. But right now there’s not enough funding to clean up these sites.

For the past 25 years, the industries that produce and profit off polluting products haven’t been paying a tax to fund cleanup of the toxic waste their products create. Instead, the cost of cleanup often falls on the taxpayers.

The industries that create so much of our pollution should also have a leading role in paying for the cleanup. Tell your U.S. House representative: Make polluters pay for Superfund cleanup by passing the Superfund Reinvestment Act.


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