Carolina Forum: Two Views on North Carolina's Waste Management Dilemma; Barking Up The Right Tree? Public Deposited

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  • Stroh, Dan
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of City and Regional Planning
  • Bosch, Mary
    • Other Affiliation: Graduate City Planning Program, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • This edition of Carolina Forum includes the following: TWO VIEWS ON NORTH CAROLINA'S WASTE MANAGEMENT DILEMMA: Interviews with Dr. Bernard Greenberg, Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Hazardous Waste Management, and Bill Cummings, a leader of the Protect Our Piedmont Coalition; BARKING UP THE RIGHT TREE?: Wood as an alternative energy source appeals to a wide segment of American consumers for a variety of reasons: it requires low technology systems to produce energy; it is a replenishable resource; and it is relatively cost efficient. In many ways, wood as an alternative energy source is a godsend. Under the right conditions, it permits self-sufficiency and saves money. The use of wood is tempered though, by environmental, health and safety considerations. It is important not to let the benefits of heating with wood obscure the very real environmental hazards inherent in wood energy use. Uncontrolled, the highly concentrated pollutants emitted by wood combustion can only hasten the deterioration of environmental conditions. In addition, it is unrealistic to assume that wood supplies will remain stable given the current pace at which wood burning is escalating. The use of wood as an alternative energy source demands some government attention. Wood energy users might also benefit from instruction regarding the use of this valuable resource.
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