Nation Jan 02

FILE PHOTO: The Newtown Creek is seen in the Queens Borough of New York. Newtown Creek is a waterway approximately 3.5 miles (6 km) long between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens that was added to the federal governments' Superfund site of polluted waterways on in 2010. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly…