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This U.S. island is so polluted by plastic that it may soon become a Superfund site. #greennews

This U.S. island is so polluted by plastic that it may soon become a Superfund site. #greennews

One tiny island is so littered with plastic, in fact, it could become a federal hazardous waste site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled plans this week to investigate marine debris around Tern Island, a 25-acre speck about 550 miles northwest of Honolulu, as a first step toward declaring it a Superfund site . If that happens, it would be historic: The EPA has established hundreds of Superfund sites over the past 30 years for a variety of reasons, but none are on the list because of plastic pollution.

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