Chemicals released into the environment, whether into waterways or the air, affect animals, plants, humans, property, and the very people who are doing the dumping. Employees become sick, water becomes toxic, and billions of dollars are lost. Why should XYZ Corp be allowed to cost you and me so much money? They are deliberately hurting us to make profit today while costing taxpayers $$$ tomorrow and for years to come.
If companies are dumping toxic chemicals into the waterways, then they should be required to disclose it. This issue here isn't truly disclosure as much as it is the allowance of the disposal of toxic chemicals into the environment which is what should not be allowed at all. If, however, it is done either by accident or on purpose, then full disclosure is the only appropriate action before recompense.
The dumping of any toxic materials is harmful to people, animals, and the environment and should be addressed with zero tolerance.
Yes, companies should be required to reveal how much of each chemical they release into waterways. I was under the impression that they did this already. There is no reason for companies to be allowed to randomly dump waste into waterways without reporting and meeting restrictions and guidelines set out by a governing body. This is insane!
If companies were required by law to reveal how much toxic waste they dump into waterways, steps could be taken to make them accountable for subsequent clean-up operations. By making it more costly to dump in this way, they might also consider ways of getting rid of waste that are less harmful to the environment.
Companies should be required to reveal each chemical they release into waterways. Water pollution is still a major concern in America. Many American cities do not have adequate clean water for their citizens. Much of this is a result of companies dumping toxic chemicals into rivers and lakes. Every business should disclose to the public exactly what they release into waterways.