保罗·沃森（Paul Voosen）撰写的名为“超级基金会 – 荒地”的文章倾向于关注荒地在美利坚合众国的有害影响。文章指出，目前美国六分之一的居民中，大约有一人居住在危险废物场地附近，但仍然不知情。
The article named “Superfund Sites- Wasteland” authored by Paul Voosen tends to focus on the harmful impacts of wastelands across the United States of America. It has been pointed out in the article that in the current times there are about one out of six citizens of America who live very close the hazardous waste site and still are unaware about the same.
Most of the sites are the part of the superfund program which was created in the year 1980 by Congress. Across the nation there are about 1700 Superfund sites and it has been studied that each of these sites has several harmful impacts of its own. It has been stated in the article that one of the sites in Washington State poses a threat to the national security. This is because of the fact that it was at this site that plutonium was made during the Manhattan Project.
Thus, it could be said that the issue of wastelands is of a serious concern to the entire nation because of the harmful impacts which are associated with the same. The harmful impacts are not limited to just one place; it could be spread to places where these wastelands are present. This would result in several kinds of birth defects and maybe even cancer. It is known that the issue is still present across the nation because of the lack of funds. The government must take necessary measures so as to ensure that these wastelands are taken care of. However, the one could recycle these sites for the purpose of production of various things and also for the production of solar energy.