Environment: Destroying Toxic Wastes at Sea

While the EPA fiddles over the issue, environmentalists burn

"If we can't recycle hazardous wastes, there are only three things that we can do with them: put them in the air, the ground or the water."

—William Ruckelshaus, Environmental Protection Agency administrator

The possibilities are as volatile as the chemicals. As landfills close and air-pollution rules stiffen, the U.S. continues to produce some 275 million metric tons of poisonous wastes each year, and millions of metric tons still await disposal. Concerned citizens across the nation, although they agree that hazardous materials should be disposed of...

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