The military spends more than a one billion dollars a year to clean up sites its operations have contaminated with toxic waste and explosives. These sites exist in every state in the United States. Some are located near schools, residential neighborhoods, rivers,
and lakes.

military toxic waste sites in the U.S.


The number of military installations by state:
California - 131
Florida - 66
Alaska - 65
Texas - 62
Hawaii - 43
New York - 32
Arizona -  29
Virginia - 25
New Mexico - 25
Kanzas - 24
Maryland - 22
Maine - 20
Massachusetts - 20
South Carolina - 18
Georgia - 17
Michigan - 16
New Jersey - 16
North Carolina - 15
Washington - 14
Puerto Rico - 14
Colorado - 13
Alabama - 13
Guam -  12
Ohio - 12
Oregon - 11
Mississipi - 11
Rode Island -  10
Wyoming - 10
Nebraska - 10
Illinoise - 9
Pennsylvania - 9
Tennessee - 8
Idaho - 8
Missouri - 7
Louisiana - 7
Northern Mariana Islands - 7
Montana - 6
Utah - 6
Oklahoma - 5
Nevada - 5
Indiana - 5
South Dakota - 5
Wisconsin - 4
West Virginia - 4
D.C. - 4
Connecticut - 4
Arkansas - 4
Minnesota - 3
Vermont - 3
Deleware - 3
Iowa - 2
Kentucky - 2
New Hampshire - 2
Virgin Islands - 1
Washington - 1
North Dakota - 1
Midway Islands - 0
Marshall Islands - 0
American Samoa - 0
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