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Laboratory 5: Polluters in my Community Based on the information you find on these sites, list five ways that you can take action in your community. After gathering and digesting this information, I would categorize the sites as the worst to least contaminators. This would include looking up each toxin and the possible effects on humans and the environment. I would then determine the cause of contamination and research information from the EPA to confirm the information and find out exactly what is being done to prevent or control the problem, or what can be done. I would contact each company individually and speak with the Environmentalist Specialists to determine a course of action. Of course, if there is no specialist available on-site, I would contact the EPA. I do know companies as these have to have appropriate inspection logs, contracts, etc. that are current. I would request viewing them or confirming they are up to date with the EPA regulations. I would look up environmental groups in the areas of these polluters and join
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Unformatted text preview: their groups or form clusters for each one in the appropriate areas exposed to address the issue. • Finally, I would put together groups of educators for the surrounding communities to keep them up to date of the current EPA inspections and recruit new people to help. 1. Identify the top five polluters and the top five chemicals released in your county. The top polluters reported environmental releases from TRI sources in 2002 in New York County are: • CONSOLIDATED EDISON CO. OF NEW YORK -EAST RIVER FACILITY The top five chemical reported environmental releases from TRI Sources in 2002 in New York County are: • Sulfuric acid • Lead • Polycyclic Aromatic compound 2. Determine the number of Superfund sites in your area. • No waste sites in New York County are on EPA's National Priority List of Superfund sites. References Scorecard. Org (n.d.) Retrieved 01 June 2011 from: http://www.scorecard.org . http://www.epa.gov....
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