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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - ATSDR. 2008. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Hazardous Waste Site Polygon Data with CIESIN Modifications, 1996. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/superfund-atsdr-hazardous-waste-site-ciesin-mod-1996. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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This database provides geo-referenced polygon data for 1,562 NPL Superfund sites. These were selected from the larger database, “Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Hazardous Waste Site Polygon Data, 1996”. Only those sites with NPL site identification numbers provided by EPA for 2008 were included. Due to the lack of high-resolution population data, seven sites located in four U. S. Territorial areas and the now independent Palau, Federated States of Micronesia were excluded. The database includes all the attributes for these NPL sites provided in the larger ATSDR polygon database and the EPA NPL point database. Most polygons represent sites that are either proposed for, currently on, or deleted from the NPL. Seventy-two NPL sites do not have corresponding ATSDR polygons and therefore are not included in this database.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Hazardous Waste Site Polygon Data with CIESIN Modifications, 1996 Shapefile (1.31 MB, Zipped)