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+ - An end to chemical waste?

Yeoman writes: http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Arti cles%5El1663&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDis pWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Technology&

an excerpt from the article:

Today companies emitting solid, liquid, or gas waste either send it to waste treatment sites for incineration, to landfill sites for burial, to Third World countries for dumping, or shut it away inside installations where hopefully it won't leak into the atmosphere. At best, these methods might make the chemical waste slightly less toxic, but basically they just transfer the problem from one place to another, creating environmental hazards that will be with us for years to come. ... Two years on, the company has developed a device that almost completely destroys the waste, converting it into water and carbon dioxide which is released into the atmosphere through a vent, or into materials that can be recycled by the industry.

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