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Pollution in Paradise: Toxic Dumping in Last Frontier. Greenpeace, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Aug-Sep, 1995. For the past century, the U.S. military, industry, and government have used thousands of sites in Alaska as a dumping ground for toxic materials. Access to documentation, which would benefit inhabitants living near these sites, is severely limited. Greenpeace is using a computerized geographic information system (GIS) to generate maps indicating the contents of the various sites. Hazardous materials being mapped include organochlorines, radioactive waste, chemical weapons, explosives, heavy metals, waste oil, and spilled fuel. /newsletter article,2