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A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment.
Brownfields are generally areas with abandoned factories or commercial buildings where polluting operations existed. Because of this, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
Polluters were found using the Toxic Release Inventory Program. The goal of the Toxics Release Inventory program is to provide communities with information about toxic chemical releases and waste management activities and to support informed decision making at all levels by industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and the public.
UST - Underground Storage Tanks
AST - Aboveground Storage Tanks
LUST - Leaking Underground Storage Tanks
LAST - Leaking Aboveground Storage Tanks
SPILL - Potential Hazardous Sill
SITE - Leaking Aboveground Storage Tanks