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    Visit the Web site of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That site includes the National Priorities List (NPL), which identifies locations where environmental damage is being corrected. For example, if a pesticide company was found to be dumping harmful chemicals into a lake, the NPL would document the case and the status of the cleanup process.

    Review the NPL and choose a location that is near your area of residence. Summarize the case, being sure to include the following:
    •Type of pollution in the area, the environmental fraud responsible for it, and any company or organizations involved in the fraud.
    •Laws related to the case.
    •How the situation was investigated by EPA or other related agencies and any criminal charges filed.
    •Status of any cleanup effort.
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    The location of the site is rural Douglas County, Oregon. The name of the site is Formosa Mine which is ten miles south of Riddle, Oregon. The type of pollution is from a former copper, zinc, and thorium mine. From this mine highly acidic storm water contaminates south fork Middle Creek. Dissolved copper, zinc, and other heavy metals are severally degrading aquatic habitat for fish and other stream life. The name of the company that did the fraud was Formosa Explorations Inc. While closing the mine Formosa ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution describes one site on the National Priority List, the pollution caused by it, and remedial actions taken against it. The sources used are also included in the solution.