While many topics related to hazardous waste and the Superfund Program are discussed and explained in the Haz-Ed materials and in the suggestions for further reading, you may have questions that are not addressed, or need additional resources to support classroom activities. The following list of contacts and resources may help you answer these questions and locate supplemental resources.
EPA's Community Involvement Coordinators can provide you with information on local Superfund sites, the location of the administrative records for local Superfund sites, date and location of local public meetings, and ways in which a citizen can file a petition to have a potentially contaminated site investigated. Each EPA Region has a coordinator:
RCRA/UST, Superfund, and EPCRA Hotline
This free hotline can provide both teachers and students with information about EPA's programs under RCRA, EPCRA, and Superfund. Hotline staff can answer specific questions about Superfund sites and EPA's cleanup requirements; order documents related to RCRA, UST, EPCRA, and Superfund; and refer callers to appropriate numbers for questions related to other program areas. Call (800) 424-9346 between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
NTIS provides many of the documents published by EPA for public purchase. To receive a free catalog of available documents, call and request the Compendium of Superfund Program Publications (PR-980). Call (703) 487-4650 , fax (703) 321-8547, or write National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.
EnviroScape Educational Table Model
This model of different types of geological systems offers children of all ages an interactive educational experience as they learn about water pollution's effects on the environment. Models cost between $199 and $829 and take 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. To receive a brochure or order a model, call EnviroScape at (703) 519-2180.
The Environmental Response Center offers numerous free educational videos that cover a wide variety of topics related to hazardous waste management and the Superfund Program. For more information about the videos or to place an order, call (800) 999-6990.
The Internet is a good source of easy-to-access information concerning the Superfund Program and issues related to hazardous waste sites. The following Internet sites relate to topics discussed in Haz-Ed, and can be accessed using their World Wide Web addresses.
Environmental Protection Agency - Presents EPA information available through the Internet. Documents available for downloading include press releases, speeches, fact sheets, new regulations, and other materials.
EPA's Ground Water Primer - Features comprehensive information about Ground Water.