New Strategies for Controlling Toxic Contamination
Edited by Bruce Piasecki
Quorum Books (1984) • 239 pages
Beyond Dumping provides a clear and relatively comprehensive discussion of the social, political, and technological issues involved with current efforts to move from land disposal of chemicals to more effective and environmentally kind methods of management. These include source reduction, recycling, detoxification, and energy recovery.
The issues, conditions, and recommendations discussed in the essays serve to remind us as a nation that we cannot continue to bury our resources and mistakes well into the 21st century. The need to expand the cooperative effort among governmental agencies, regulated industries, and affected local citizens is more than good public policy — it’s sheer economic necessity.