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  • GateHouse Media Special Report: Do EPA restrictions protect us?

Kevin Teves, of Dartmouth, Mass., said he has been eating fish from the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site for years. Though he knows about the contamination, he said he is not concerned because he has not experienced any health problems. Photo by Ariel Wittenberg
Trout caught in Torch Lake, Michigan, are not safe to eat. Groundwater in Baldwin, Florida, is not safe to drink. Six acres of land in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, are not safe to live on.All three locations were once among the most...
In recent years, the EPA has increasingly relied on use restrictions at Superfund sites to protect human health. These restrictions are meant to protect residents of Superfund sites where a cleanup leaves toxins behind, but they do not always work
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