All types of industries; whether big or small generate hazardous wastes. But there are some companies which try to get rid of their dangerous waste by simply dumping it illegally. All for saving money at the cost of the environment. It’s a threat to our rivers, lakes, air, land, oceans and ultimately to our health, environment and our future.

The practice of discarding chemicals, which are highly toxic in nature, into rivers is highly hazardous to the environment. It has a severe adverse impact on the quality of water. When disposed of improperly; it contaminates ground and surface water supplies. As a result, it contaminates drinking water which in turn affects public health as well as aquatic life. Quite often our beautiful rivers become the victim of poisonous waste being thrown into them. A large number of fishes have been killed because of the polluted water in rivers.

Such unfair actions not only pollute the environment but also pose serious health hazards. Breast cancer, prostate cancer and childhood brain disorders are increasing at an alarming rate and the increasing rates of contamination and pollution have only furthered these health problems. There is also a rise in certain maladies like autism and learning disabilities.

The places where waste is illegally dumped are often freely accessible to people--even children--who may be seriously injured when coming in contact with hazardous chemicals.
Many industries are blamed for cutting lives short by exposing innocent people to dangerous chemicals. Companies that take short cuts in controlling pollution threaten our environment. It is imperative that they should be made accountable for their behavior.

Improper disposal of hazardous waste have deadly effects on nearby plants, animals and people. It’s a critical issue that needs to be tackled on an immediate basis. Various companies are even fined for not disposing of their hazardous waste properly but that hasn’t really helped solve the problem. Some truant companies would rather pay the fine than use the services of industrial cleaning services provider to safely dispose off their hazardous wastes.
Unfortunately, the problem of illegal dumping is exceptionally large and extremely complex; that it would take tremendous effort, time and money to combat it.

It can be handled by making companies sensitive to the environment and encouraging them to use the services of companies which help in disposing of environmental hazardous waste and provide industrial cleaning services. The cost of disposal services might be a little expensive but it is highly important and essential to preserve the environment and prevent it from being contaminated. The greener the environment, the brighter our future is.

Author's Bio: 

Rakesh is a freelance journalist who has been particularly keen on writing on environmental hazardous waste issues and industry provides hazardous waste disposal services. His thought-provoking articles have been published in various magazines and websites.