EPA EJ Screening and Mapping Tool
EPA has a powerful tool called the EJ Screening and Mapping Tool (EJSCREEN). This comprehensive and detailed tool can be used to characterize nearly any neighborhood to provide location, demographic, and environmental data in detail.
The mapping tool uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations. EJSCREEN’s color-coded maps, bar charts, and reports enable users to better understand areas in need of increased environmental protection, health care access, housing, infrastructure improvement, community revitalization, and climate resilience.
EJSCREEN can highlight communities with greater risk of exposure to pollution based on eight pollution and environmental indicators including particulate matter, and proximity to traffic and Superfund sites. These indicators are combined with demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Five-year Summary Survey enabling users to identify areas with minority or low-income populations who also face potential pollution issues.
Cleanups in My Community
Cleanups in My Community allows users to map and list hazardous waste cleanup locations and grant areas. The website includes details about those cleanups, and provides information on grants and additional related information.