06 January 2008

How is medical equipment waste incinerated and why not dropped into active volcanoes?

I learnt a few things in this article, like how nearly 90% of medical equipment like needles, bandages etc . is incinerated in lieu of the hopsital, and why a Vulcano may not be appropriate (although it was obvious that the emanations of gaz would pollute back to atmosphere).

Why don't we drop medical waste and nuclear waste into active volcanoes? - By Daniel Engber - Slate Magazine

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