In the modern world, “toxic” garbage is not a topic that we think of often. As a result, it’s as though the green glowing waste which poured from the sides of rivers of any Anywhere USA city in the 1980s has been left behind along with Fat Frog Ice Cream and Flock of Seagulls. There is no doubt that toxic waste, just like Flock of Seagulls – who tour around the world and have a few devoted followers – continues to attract the attention of health inspectors. Waste management companies, get the facts! And business owners. It’s a good thing that we now live in a period of meticulous monitoring when it comes to hazardous waste disposal.
It is only one of several new processes that were implemented over the last decade to ensure the safety and destruction of chemicals and materials which might harm citizens. A wide range of organizations and businesses have faced heavy fines as well as the possibility of imprisonment for mishandling these potentially deadly materials. Today, if you have not hired a professional to help you manage your biohazardous and hazardous material in the workplace you’re probably doing something extremely illegal.
While the pots of green slime have certainly been overplayed on film and television, their dangers to water or soil from seeping in aren’t at all exaggerated. They may be able to induce frightening mutations, but they are not able to inflict a range of serious health problems on anyone that comes into contact. In years past, the poor disposal of hazardous wastes has been linked with everything from cancer to birth defect. In this case, it is clear that the issue at hand is serious. This also serves to remind us of how important all of these waste management and regulators’ work really has been.