Hazordous Waste incinerator and it effect on communities Point of view from them people in the communtiy

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The community had recently been debating the idea of getting a hazardous waste incinerator, yet are unsure of the outcome that it would bring. Robert F. Ehrhart's article, "Hazardous Waste Incineration" tells about the town of East Liverpool's experiences with an incinerator. Ehrhardt's article tells how there was too much waste to dispose of any other way. It also explained how the incinerator destroys almost all of the hazardous waste. Lastly Ehrhart emphasizes how the incinerator helped the economy in East Liverpool. Robert F. Ehrhart's article can help the community decide whether it wants an incinerator or not.

The considerable amount of hazardous waste can be disposed of efficiently in an incinerator. There is over "240 million metric tons of hazardous waste" produced in the United States alone, per year. All of this waste comes from American's everyday necessities. If and when this waste is disposed of improperly it affects the entire country.

In the past these wastes have been dumped wherever there is empty space, "on the land, buried in the ground, injected into deep wells, or dumped into the ocean." This hazardous material indefinitely pollutes the ground water that is consumed regularly by people. In the GRAPH it can be seen that several years ago there we considerable amounts of wastes being disposed of by injecting them underground, on off-site transfers, on the land, in public water facilities, and in surface water. Since the invention of the new hazardous waste incinerator, the amount of waste has considerably gone down in all areas. To conclude, The United States, and the community, in general, produces too much waste to dispose of safely.

The new incinerator destroys virtually all hazardous waste. The new, improved incinerators are not even remotely close to the incinerators of the past. They are...