National hazardous waste map goes online
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An online mapping program unveiled last week by federal Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo will allow anyone with a computer to find out what pollution problems are nearby. The free Internet mapping program (www.hud.gov/emaps/ emapsintro.html) allows a computer user to input an address. Then up pops a diagram with select information from the Environmental Protection Agency on brownfields, hazardous waste, air-pollution levels, and waste-water discharge in the area. The site also maps out the locations of various programs from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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