Hazardous Waste Disposal: An Attitudinal Affront

by Carolyn Rauser, McNeese State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Modern disposal facilities are thorough and conscientious in their methods. Environmentally sound practices are essential to protect the company and its clients from liability. The average homeowner may carelessly dispose of household materials that can be hazardous. Many consumer goods are produced by heavy industry which produces hazardous waste. Heavy industry also provides jobs and enhances the local tax base. A disposal facility in the community can be an advantage for attracting industry. Consumers must be willing to share in the responsibility of dealing with waste problems. Purchasing goods produced with less waste can help. The public should continue to be actively involved in environmental issues, with prevailing spirit of cooperation rather than antagonism.

Subject Headings: Hazardous wastes | Waste disposal | Hazardous substances | Public health and safety | Disasters and hazards | Waste management | Public opinion and participation | Industrial wastes

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