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Superfund Sites: Superfund Sites in Massachusetts

Background Information

This article offers historical background and perspective on the issue of chemical pollution and contamination throughout the years in our state. As you read, think about how superfund sites impact surrounding communities and ecosystems.

Greetings from Toxichusetts!

Massachusetts' toxic legacy spans the country's 300-year race toward industrialization. With an economy driven by manufacturing, we dumped noxious chemicals into our waterways and buried our industrial byproducts in our backyards. By the mid-20th century, we were paying for our carelessness with tainted drinking water and air laced with pernicious particles.

Resources for Research


Search the library's eBook reference collection here:


Use the links below to explore featured titles within the Gale Virtual Reference Library. These titles have been specifically selected for you to use as you complete this project. Some keywords you may want to try when starting your search: Superfund; CERCLA; hazardous waste site; environmental remediation

This database contains articles from the journal Superfund Week. Use the "Search by Publication" function to search for that journal and search within it.

Use the "Chemical and Hazardous Waste" topic portal to narrow down your search and find specific information

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