EPA Proposes to Add Two Puerto Rico Sites to the Superfund List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to add both the Cabo Rojo Ground Water Contamination Site in the municipality of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and the Hormigas Ground Water Plume Site in the municipality of Caguas to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Sampling at the sites has found chemical contamination that is impacting wells once used to supply drinking water to the local communities. Exposure to these contaminants can have serious health impacts, damage the liver and increase the risk of cancer.

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