Around the globe one can readily find shortages of nearly every type – food, clean water, clothing, shelter, healthcare professionals and medicines; virtually the entire gamut of natural resources and commodities. One thing, though, that seems to be growing in abundance is environmental contamination. Countless sites around the world have been contaminated by industrial and manufacturing operations, agricultural fertilizers and pesticides, mining byproducts, commercial and residential waste disposal…the list goes on and on.
Over the past 20+ years in the United States alone, the Environmental Protection Agency through the Superfund Program has located and analyzed tens of thousands of hazardous waste sites that threaten people’s health and quality of life. And more sites are added to the Superfund list each year. Even in a relatively small country like Denmark, some 20,000 contaminated sites have been identified.
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