Toxic trouble: Hundreds of Superfund sites face flood risks

TARPON SPRINGS (AP) — When Anthony Stansbury moved down the street from the Anclote River in Florida last year, he didn’t know his slice of paradise had a hidden problem.

The neighbourhood is adjacent to the Stauffer Chemical Co Superfund site, a former chemical manufacturing plant on the list of the nation’s most polluted places. It is also located in a flood zone.

“Me and my kids fish here a couple times a week. Everyone who lives on this coast right here, they fish on this water daily,” said the 39-year-old father of three.