Human-made or anthropogenic environmental hazards involve a failure of a human-made system. Pollution, hazardous waste, unsafe storage tanks, unmanaged factories, and chemical spills are some examples. These hazards have the potential to threaten the surrounding natural environment and adversely affect people's health.
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Superfund: 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.
NPL Superfund: The National Priorities List is a list of the most hazardous waste sites that have been identified by Superfund/ CERCLIS where long-term remedial response actions can only be conducted.The National Priorities List (NPL) is the list of hazardous waste sites in the United States eligible for long-term remedial action (cleanup) financed under the federal Superfund program. Congress created the Superfund in 1980 to pay for the cleanup of the country's most hazardous waste sites.