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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

ryan bartkowiak

on 24 May 2010

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Transcript of Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Wastes Hazardous waste is a big problem because it is very toxic. And it is in all kinds, in everyday use, over 300,000 tons of it are being made every year in the U.S. alone, and many more reasons too. Illegal dumping of hazardous waste is also
a very big problem. One company was caught illegally dumping over 1.7 million pounds of hazardous waste every year. Why They're Bad Illegal Waste Dumping What Damage It Does Hazardous waste can cause lots of damage. Like habitat destruction, it can kill anything, it can start many fires, destroy cities, spread diseases, cause acid rain, and a bunch of other things too. Past Waste Problems There have also been many hazardous waste problems. Like in Gulf of Mexico oil spill that is still currently leaking oil and destroying many habitats and animals. Also, another example is China producing 10million tons of waste every year while much of that is being illegally disposed of. Solutions Although there are many problems with hazardous materials. There are also many solutions or ways to help get rid of the materials that are produced. First Solution One solution is currently in use in most areas. There are dumping regulations. It is legal and uses proper dumping. The rules say that all materials made must be disposed of properly in each facility. Second Solution Another solution is to clean up what hazardous wastes have already been created. Also to try to properly recycle all of the materials that we don't need or that have already been used. Best Solution The best solution is to stop producing as much hazardous materials as we are now. Worst Incident in Recorded History The worst hazardous waste incident is currently happening. It is the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It has been releasing thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for about a month. The oil has currently reached land in some areas. Countless numbers of animals have been killed and more added every day. These are some of the hazardous material signs These are some hazardous material products http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=87644868 News on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill http://www.reuters.com/news/video/story?videoId=89634786&videoChannel=2602 Oil destroying a marshland Hazardous Waste production chart.
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