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Texas landfills are leaking toxins into groundwater (Interactive Map)

February 20, 2017

The following data comes from the 2015 Joint Groundwater Monitoring and Contamination Report released annually by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Interactive Google map created by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund.
Since over a third of active, monitored landfills are leaking in Texas, we should definitely not be throwing toxic household items into the landfill! In addition to reducing toxic items from your trash bin, use our Take Action page to contact your elected officials about passing common sense policies to make recycling more convenient where we live, work, and play.

batteryfeaturedFor example, battery companies are already providing convenient recycling programs for most Canadians, Europeans, and Vermont residents, because of legislation that has passed there. Tell your state lawmakers to support HB 1874 to expand  household battery recycling options in Texas.

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