ArticleMarch 17th, 2014
Toxic trial evidence
NewsHour Extra has teamed up with The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Guardian to bring their groundbreaking story about toxic waste to life in your classroom through a mock trial lesson plan.
This resource page is designed so teachers using the lesson plan can easily access and display the evidence used in the trial to their students. Just click on the links below to bring up these creative interactives that will inform and entertain your students. For the complete lesson plan and materials please click here.
Toxic waste is shipped, treated and burned all across the country
There are over 1,300 Superfund sites across the United States. How close is one to where you live?
The path and process toxic waste takes from the dioxins created in carbon regeneration plants to the soil and grass animals eat to human consumption
There are several documented milestones in the life of a superfund. From proposal to ‘deletion’, here is a look at the lives of all 1,679 to have ever made the official National Priorities List.
Although the EPA does designate Superfund sites, it doesn’t actually clean the sites and shares oversight responsible with the companies deemed responsible for the pollution and states. Confirm carbon emissions.
Cleaning up a superfund site involves many participants with different responsibilities. A typical cleanup involves the responsible party, the EPA and the state.
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