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  • E J. 4 months ago
    My biggest concern would have to be the hazardous waste being dumped into landfills, possibly leaching into the soil and water. And then to build a park over the top of them?!?
  • Linda W. 4 months ago
    Dear Jessica; Is this supposed to say 'export'? Under point # 3 Thanks ... "charge around $100 per ton to' import' garbage."
    I know that makes me very persnickety.
    • BenD@Recyclebank 4 months ago

      Hi Linda, 

      Thank you for your careful reading. States such as New York charge other states that amount of money if those states want to send their garbage to be landfilled in New York, hence the use of "import".

    • Linda W. 4 months ago
      Oh, I gotcha! Thanks!
  • Laura L. 4 months ago
    And it really shows just how much of a difference a person can make with every ounce of trash that we send to a recycling center instead of a landfill or waste processing plant. But we can't do it without forcing the companies to clean up their own waste. Even if every individual in the world started to recycle everything, there would still be massive amounts of harmful waste making its way into water and polluting land and air. We have to organize and demand that corporations do their share, or we've lost.
  • Laura L. 4 months ago
    This article really highlights how our philosophy and priorities are what is causing our environmental problems and poisoning our drinking water. $19 to dispose of a TON of waste?! I can't buy milk, eggs, and a loaf of bread for that price. This is why we need the EPA so badly and we need to listen to what scientists have to say about all of our regulatory agencies that aren't acting in the best interests of human beings, let alone animals. It's truly disgusting.
  • angie o. 4 months ago
    good article
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