12
Jun
08

Got Toxic Waste?

Here’s a fun little statistic I ran across in research for today’s class:

Americans use about one billion gallons of motor oil each year, and 350 million gallons of that end up in the environment. That amount of used oil illegally poured into backyards and storm drains each year is equal to ten times the amount of oil spilled in the Exxon Valdez tanker accident in late 1980s. It only takes one quart of motor oil that is disposed of improperly to eventually contaminate 250,000 gallons of ground water.

– From The Urban Education Partnership

If I’m not careful, I’m going to wind up as an environmentalist…

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