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SuperFUN! Doh!

A cache by bspeng Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/14/2002
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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A lesson in Govermental Environmental Policy.

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About Superfund
Years ago, people were less aware of how dumping chemical wastes might affect public health and the environment. On thousands of properties where such practices were intensive or continuous, the result was uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites, such as abandoned warehouses and landfills. Citizen concern over the extent of this problem led Congress to establish the Superfund Program in 1980 to locate, investigate, and clean up the worst sites nationwide. The EPA administers the Superfund program in cooperation with individual states and tribal governments. The office that oversees management of the program is the Office of Emergency and Remedial Response (OERR).
Visit: http://www.epa.gov/superfund
TO SCORE A LOG:
1) Use the above EPA website (or the links found below) to identify a Superfund Site (current or archived).

2) Take a photo of the Superfund site. Try to capture photos of anything relevant that remains, e.g. a company sign, a large barbed-wire gate, biohazard warning signs, etc..

3) Take a photo of your GPS screen.

4) Log your EPA ID Number, photos and type out the Lat/Long's (so I don't have to decypher from your photo).

5) A simple explanation of why you chose your site would be of interest (atleast to me). I'd like your thoughts about the site.

I'll attempt to verify approximate location to prevent cheaters. (log will be deleted if info doesn't jive.)

As you may quickly find out, many Superfund sites are on private, well guarded property. You do not need to get any closer than publically allowable, &quotNearby" is close enough! You shouldn't get very close to any of these sites anyhow, it wouldn't be prudent.

CERCLIS Hazardous Waste Sites - CERCLIS is a database that includes all sites currently on the National Priorities List, or being considered for it.

Archive (NFRAP) Sites - NFRAP sites are former CERCLIS sites.

Hazardous Waste Site Basic Query - You can enter criteria for obtaining a list of sites that meet those requirements.

Hazardous Waste Site Advanced Query - You can enter more sophisticated criteria for obtaining a list of sites that meet those requirements.

Enviromapper: Maps by Geography - The Enviromapper allows you to map a particular area and see where Superfund sites are located.

Surf Your Watershed - You can map both watersheds and Superfund sites in a particular area.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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