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These sites will help you gather information concerning environmental monitoring and conditions in your area or any area in the United States .
- EnviroMapper. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This site provides information on areas that are monitored across the United States in map view. From the main map you can zoom in on an area (e.g., a state and then county or city) or scroll down and type in a state, county, city, watershed, or zip code to view a map that shows monitoring areas for water discharges, Superfund sites, hazardous waste, toxic releases, air emissions, BRS (biennial reporting system), and multiple activities. You choose which features you want to identify on the map. Various geographic features (roads, rivers, federal lands, etc.) can also be added.
- EnviroFacts. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Choose a topic: waste, water, toxics, air, land, radiation, compliance, and other. Then choose from one of several common querries (questions) about that topic and input a city, state, or region. For example, for “Water”, choose “What companies have been issued permits to discharge waste water into rivers in my area of interest?” Then type in a city, state or region. A data table is provided that provides the answer to the question for the area you chose.
- State Environmental Agencies. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This site provides links to various state environmental agencies (air monitoring, environmental quality, fish and wildlife, public health, water resource, etc.) arranged alphabetically by state. The number of links for each state varies because the manner in which environmental issues are regulated in each state differs. A useful tool to find environmental information in any state.
See also Environmental Science (for more web links and environmental activities)
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