Thanks to Google Maps Mania, I found a piece on the NY Times where you can search the U.S. for toxic water pollution. Check it out here.
This is how I think modern technology needs to be used to inform the public about what is going on in their backyards, literally. There are no excuses anymore and nobody can hide behind regulatory walls or keeping things hidden from the public. Hopefully this brings in some increased responsibility on the part of those that have polluted and puts the pressure on regulators to actually regulate.
I applaud the NY Times for their work on this and it goes to show that a media outlet which is focused on quality reporting is important to society.