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In this web quest activity, groups of students use the web links provided to study the clean-up of sites contaminated by hazardous waste. They present their findings to the class.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • explain how hazardous contaminants can affect the environment and/or people’s health
  • understand what can be done to clean up contaminated sites and some of the limitations of such methods
  • understand some of the social effects of industrial processes
  • carry out web-based research and communicate their findings to others.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • discussion questions
  • student handout.
    Published 23 June 2008, Updated 21 February 2017 Referencing Hub articles