Map: EPA Violations in the L.A. Area
Did you ever have that sinking feeling that factory around the corner was a dirty polluter? Maybe they were caught and fined by the Environmental Protection Agency, which today released its annual map of violations across the country. It's a bit hard to understand case files, but it's easy to find locations of violations with the Google Map tool.
Additionally, only 90 percent of facilities subject to enforcement were mapped. "EPA did not map the locations of drinking water treatment plants due to potential security concerns," a statement read.