National hazardous waste map goes online

Ever wonder what environmental hazards are lurking right in your neighborhood?

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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