It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

"Our landfills provide more than 17000 acres of protected land for wildlife."

page: 1
1

log in

join
share:

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 03:07 PM
link   
This is a current slogan used by the company Waste Management.




"Our landfills provide more than 17000 acres of protected land for wildlife."





I saw a dump truck the other day with this slogan on the side of it and contemplated the implications of it.


Before I go any further, I ask you to consider this quote in terms of common sense. Really? This is safe for wild life?


I did a few searches, and it appears that it can be dangerous to build on top of a landfill:

greenanswers.com...

Landfills also cause an increase in cancer:

ahavawellness.com...





The danger is always there as it leaks toxins over time. So my concern is, how can these be areas that harbor wildlife? What if you hunt and eat this wildlife? Would you not get the toxins that they have absorbed from their environment? Is this humane for the wildlife, to live in these toxic environments, or timebombs waiting to happen to future generations?
edit on 4-12-2010 by v1rtu0s0 because: (no reason given)

edit on 4-12-2010 by v1rtu0s0 because: (no reason given)

edit on 4-12-2010 by v1rtu0s0 because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 03:44 PM
link   
reply to post by v1rtu0s0
 


The landfill near us is near a casino. I've heard talk that once the landfill is full they're going to convert it into a small ski resort.

The amount of trash we produce is really concerning to me. Besides finding a new form of energy, recycling trash is another issue that needs to be given dire attention. We have a recycling program in our city, but the majority of people are just too lazy to separate their garbage!



new topics
 
1

log in

join