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Superfund Slump

Work on the nation’s most toxic sites has slowed.

By Madeline Bodin

Piles of lead mining waste in Oklahoma captured by Nancy Goldenberg as a part of the photographer’s Tar Creek Superfund series. Photo by Nancy Goldenberg.

The nation’s most complex and extensive toxic waste sites are designated Superfund sites and have their cleanup overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For landscape architects, Superfund sites are complex problems, says Julie Bargmann, ASLA, a professor at the University of Virginia and the principal of D.I.R.T. Studio, a landscape architecture firm with several Superfund site projects in its portfolio. Continue reading Superfund Slump