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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 06:10 AM
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New law bans dumping electronics in landfill
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginians are now required to recycle old computers, monitors, televisions and other aging electronics.

State Sen. Karen Facemeyer, a Republican from Jackson, sponsored a measure that took effect Saturday banning harmful electronic scrap from being thrown directly into landfills. She says the measure will also give local recycling firms a boost in business.

In Charleston, residents won't have to change habits much to recycle scrap electronics. They can call the city refuse department before dropping junk on the curb. But removal might prove more of a headache in other areas.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports that the new law bars TVs, computers, monitors, laptops and anything with a screen larger than 4 inches measured diagonally from being discarded in a landfill. Such peripherals as the computer mouse and printer are exempted.

http://wvgazette.com/ap/ApTopStories/201101020247
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:34 AM
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1. good, now how about a bill that
Edited on Sun Jan-02-11 10:34 AM by Champion Jack
prevents oil and gas companies from dumping harmful chemicals (by way of fracking) into our aquifers?
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 11:17 AM
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2. I don't think it matters anymore where I live.
I'm sure all the groundwater is already ruined here.
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Drew Richards Donating Member (507 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 09:47 PM
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3. yep yep
But commercial trucks can keep rolling in...
Coal ash...check
PCB's polyclorol Biphynals...check
Arsenic...check
Lead...check
Mercury...check
..........
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