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America's GPA: D+
Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:
$3.6 Trillion

Hazardous Waste  D

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Water & Environment

Transportation

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Public Facilities

Energy

There has been undeniable success in the cleanup of the nation’s hazardous waste and brownfields sites. However, annual funding for Superfund site cleanup is estimated to be as much as $500 million short of what is needed, and 1,280 sites remain on the National Priorities List with an unknown number of potential sites yet to be identified. More than 400,000 brownfields sites await cleanup and redevelopment . The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that one in four Americans lives within three miles of a hazardous waste site.

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