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"List of Superfund Sites." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 29 May 2016.

The map above shows the locations of Superfund (CERCLA) sites in the United States.

What conclusion can be drawn from this map?


Superfund sites are most commonly located near large cities because industry is most commonly located there, and CERCLA regulates the cleanup of industrial wastes.


Superfund sites are most commonly located near high population density because CERCLA regulates only household waste produced by large populations.


Superfund sites are located in agricultural areas because CERCLA predominantly regulates the disposal of fertilizers and pesticides.


Superfund sites are generally located in wilderness areas, since CERCLA was enacted to maintain wilderness areas.


Superfund sites are often near the coastline, because CERCLA involves the regulation of the fishing industry.

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