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for North Carolina Insight Vol. 10 Issue 2-3, Mar 1988
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North Carolina cities and counties are facing an urgent problem that exists nationwide: how to dispose of waste safely and economically. The state is considering incineration and recycling, and forecasting the environmental impact of continued landfill use.
North Carolina should dispose of its hazardous wastes in such a way that its citizens and the environment are protected, the economy remains stable, and those factors that attract people and businesses to the state are not degraded.
North Carolina is tangled in a bureaucratic nightmare regarding environmental agencies. The sheer number of such agencies and the occurrence of interagency overlap are leading legislators to call for consolidation or realignment.
As the population grows, water supply needs increase as do the sources of pollution. The challenge of protecting water quality and ensuring an adequate water supply must be accepted and acted upon by the state.
Enormous population growth in coastal counties will cause severe problems for local governments in the upcoming years.