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The mapping tool allows the public to view the locations of approximately 46,000 facilities that were the subject of enforcement actions on interactive maps of the U.S. and territories. The maps show facilities where civil enforcement actions were taken for environmental laws for air, water, and land pollution, and a separate map shows criminal enforcement actions.
Viewers can click on specific facilities to find historical information about specific enforcement actions, such as violations and monetary penalties. In addition, viewers can use the zoom function to find out which facilities are located near water bodies that are listed as "impaired" because they do not meet federal water quality standards.
The EPA mapped the locations of more than 90 percent of the facilities that were the subject of enforcement actions last year, according to a Dec. 23, 2009, agency release. The agency did not map the locations of drinking water treatment plants due to potential security concerns, the EPA said.