A general term used to refer to chemical compounds produced by industry which, if they are ingested or breathed in by humans, can cause physiological damage. The disposal of toxic wastes is a major environmental problem in the United States.
“I warned them that this toxic waste would kill entire generations,” he told Mediaset.
Additionally, his Superfund law has led to the cleanup of dozens of toxic waste sites throughout the country.
In the last four years, we cleaned up 250 toxic waste sites, as many as in the previous 12.
Incidentally, it also serves as the EU's dumping grounds for anything from toxic waste to shoddy or outmoded products.
But 10 million children under 12 still live within four miles of a toxic waste dump.
Some say that the taxpayer should pick up the tab for toxic waste and let polluters who can afford to fix it off the hook.