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ATSDR/National Governors' Association Report on Closed and Restricted Toxic Sites

The National Governors' Association (NGA), through a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, has released a report on NGA's fourth biennial survey of sites closed or restricted to the public because of contamination by toxic substances. The report, Restrictions Imposed on Contaminated Sites: A Status of State Actions (1), describes the affected environmental media (i.e., land, groundwater, surface water, and buildings), types of contaminants (i.e., organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, gasoline, fuel oil, and radionuclides), and nature of restrictions (e.g., fencing, well closings, fish consumption advisories, or posted warnings) at 2302 sites nationwide.

Information on the survey and copies of the report are available from Barbara Wells, Senior Policy Analyst, NGA, 444 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001; telephone (202) 624-5822; fax (202) 624-5313.


  1. Wells BB. Restrictions imposed on contaminated sites: a status of state actions. Washington, DC: National Governors' Association, 1992.

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