Cleaner Pennsylvania & The Real Reason I found This “Range”
The Real Reason
From the information that is out there, It seems like Range Resources will meet with the Board say what they have to say and leave with out taking questions from the residents.
It makes you wonder what Range has to hide, or do they have anything to hide? Maybe they feel that because the have the state government basically on their side, they don’t have to play nice with the people. I personally think it is a bit of both.
A Way To A Cleaner Pennsylvania
Yesterday I was going through the Observer/Reporter Online and came across this editorial that told of something I did not know.
While it’s certainly convenient to haul an old television set out to the curb when it flickers out, it’s not good for the environment to have it quietly decay in a landfill for decades.
Televisions, along with gizmos and gadgets that have become fixtures of our daily life like desktop and laptop computers, monitors and printers, contain a host of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury and cadmium, that are healthy for neither the ecosystem nor humans. Moreover, metals like platinum, copper, silver, gold, aluminum and iron are used in these products and can be recycled.
Starting Jan. 24, Pennsylvania residents will be required to recycle those outmoded or un-repairable electronics through special collection events, county programs or manufacturer mail-ins. A story in Tuesday’s edition of the Observer-Reporter pointed out that if you put them out by the street and a community doesn’t have a curbside electronics collection program, garbage haulers will simply leave them there. Waste Management, which handles trash pickup for many municipalities throughout the region, has already stated that it will cease hauling away computer equipment and televisions on Jan.1.
I personally think it is a great thing that they are going to stop picking old electronics up and toss them in the landfills. As the article points out, there are many heavy metals used in the production of the circuit boards, hard drives and the such.
There is an other problem though, since we can’t just have the local refuge collection agency take them it is almost a certainty that some people will burn, and dump them in the creeks and rivers.
If you are caught burning or dumping these things you should be fined and made to do community service cleaning roadways and river and creek banks.
There are towns in some third world countries that the air and ground are worthless because they have been used as a dumping ground for the Western worlds electronics.