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"Pruitt Says EPA Will Create ‘Top-10’ List For Superfund Cleanup"

"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt vowed Tuesday to cut through bureaucratic red tape that has slowed the cleanup of toxic Superfund sites and follow a task force’s recommendations to act more boldly in holding companies responsible for past contamination."

Source: Washington Post, 07/26/2017

Pruitt Vows To Speed U.S. Superfund Cleanups. Communities Wonder How.

"BRIDGETON, Mo. — Dawn Chapman had listened with surprise and skepticism as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency vowed to clean up West Lake, the nuclear waste dump that has filled her days and nights with worry."

Source: Washington Post, 06/19/2017

Connecting Superfund to Environmental Justice Stories

Concerns about the greater impact of pollution on poor people and ethnic minorities are not new. But now, environmental reporters have more tools than ever for finding and telling these stories. The latest TipSheet spotlights a useful EPA app and numerous other sources to track this ongoing story.

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