Thursday, August 26, 2010
New Combined Waste Disposal And Constituent Communications Method Introduced By U.S. Congress
Congress Hails New Waste Control Measure
August 25, 2010
The U.S. Congress today passed a measure that would improve waste control facilities throughout the nation and provide a means for Congress to communicate directly with voters in a personal, meaningful way.
The waste control devices would be phased in as older sewage treatment facilities wear out or become outmoded by new technology.
More importantly, the new sewage treatment facilities represent a far less costly means of treating waste than current hi-tech sewage treatment plants that take years to construct and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The new facilities can be completed in less than a week, cost about $350 each ($500 w/Calif. redwood) and represent an environmental improvement over current methods which discharge treated wastes into rivers, lakes and the oceans.