toxic (waste) dump


: a place where dangerous waste is left usually illegally
The site has become a toxic (waste) dump.

Examples of toxic (waste) dump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Musk and those who’ve turned the place into a toxic dump of hate-fluencers and bad info, the goal is no longer sharing information. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 More than half of people of color and discriminated communities in the U.S. will live near a toxic waste dump or a pollutant industry. Lauren J. Young, Scientific American, 7 June 2023 The smell of raw sewage permeated the property, packs of wild dogs roamed, makeshift electrical systems led to fires that destroyed residents’ trailers, drinking water was contaminated and a toxic waste dump sat next door. Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2023 Anyone who’s ever made the ferry ride from California’s mainland across the San Pedro Channel out to resplendent Catalina Island has passed directly over or nearby a toxic waste dump. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 That toxic dump was built so close to the Barrett family homestead that, as a young man, Fred Barrett could hear the rumble of tractor-trailers hauling chemical waste, including carcinogens, down the Gulf Pump Road to a foul pond. NBC news, 24 Sep. 2020 In 1982, a state board zoned a toxic waste dump in Warren County, the county with the highest proportion of Black residents in the state. Bradley Allf, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2019

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