Sunday, September 8, 2019

M3.4 Air Pollution

Greetings Readers,
On this blog story we will focus on Air Pollution.
Using your zip code (or the zip code from your family home, find out the following and enter info in your BLOG.
  • Who and what are the top polluters in your zip code?
Travis Air Force Base

  • What percent of the homes in your zipcode have lead-based paint?
  • Are there Superfund sites in your zip?  
 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or better known as Superfund is an act that allows EPA to clean up contaminated sites. It also forces the parties responsible for the contamination to either perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-led cleanup work.
  • What can you tell us about the Superfund sites that are near where you live?
Travis Air Force Base is a Superfund site for Fairfield, CA. They have won a few environmental awards based on their work as a superfund site.

  • What did you learn about the air quality in your zipcode?
The air quality is rated as good 92% of the days of the year
  • How about the water quality? 
Low average for the water quality

  • How did your zipcode fair on a social justice / environmental justice basis?
My zip code faired pretty well on social justice and environmental justice. We are doing things to improve the quality of life for people living in our county.

1 comment:

  1. It is awesome to see how great the air quality is in Fairfield compared to Alameda and San Francisco Counties. It is also great to hear that Fairfield does pretty well on environmental justice and social justice. Do you know of any specific programs they have in place to work towards these goals? I am glad they are working to improve the quality of life of community members.


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