Some of the major environmental laws in the United States pay special attention to waste, recycling and environment. In fact, many of the big artificial lakes in the nation manage resources that otherwise could cause a major problem to the population of the surrounding regions.
In 1965, the Shoreline Protection Act Solid Waste Disposal Act created awareness about contamination of oceans, where all the waste ended up, without passing a proper process to avoid or lessen the environment impact and protect the marine flora and fauna.
During 1972, the efforts for recycling waste materials and protect the shorelines continues after the bill of three proposals that today are part of environmental law: the Ocean Dumping Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, and the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act.
Environmental services enforced the law, making sure that every industry created biotechnologies for the proper management of the waste, recycling material, and protecting the environment and their workers. Hence, the 1980’s were the scenery of a new major concern: Asbestos.
Asbestos became the silent killer on planet earth, contaminating the environment in so many ways. In 1980, the Asbestos School Hazard Detection and Control Act were issued after the Environmental services detected the health problem in students and pollution in the air.
In 1984 and 1986 respectively, three new laws were added to the effort in controlling Asbestos in the U.S.A.: the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.
While these bills were passed to law, other findings in waste were bearing in mind. Defecation and industrial waste were not as harmful as medical, mineral and nuclear materials drown without recycling process. Environmental services surveyed some areas and found evidence to support new bills that today are part of the environmental law.
Laws issued to regulate this problem were the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the 1977 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, the 1978 Uranium Mill-Tailings Radiation Control Act. In the 1980s, nuclear awareness began with the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the 1988 Medical Waste Tracking Act, and the 1999 Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act, among others.
Proper management of waste contributes to keeping a healthy environment that is a benefit to all. Recycling, on the other hand, is more likely an aptitude that any citizen can take any day performing little actions that contribute to the wellness of the world.
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