The environment naturally produces hazardous waste without human help. Ashes from a wood fire can contain enough naturally occurring radioactivity to merit a hazardous waste classification.
Uranium and other radioactive elements occur naturally in the environment and can be dissolved in ground water. Chloro fluorocarbons, manufactured for refrigeration, are also spewed from volcanoes. Also called CFCs, these chemicals are thought by some scientists to degrade the Earth’s ozone layer. The fact is, nature produces more hazardous waste than man does. Since hazardous waste is a natural part of the creation, one might expect a well designed creation to have the ability to process hazardous materials into harmless substances. Science is beginning to discover how the Creator has designed the creation to deal with this problem. Scientists have learned how several bacteria decontaminate water that carries dissolved uranium. One species of bacterium combines the phosphate in the water with the uranium to make uranium phosphate crystals. These crystals are stored harmlessly in the bacterium. Another species uses enzymes to make uranium ore that then settles harmlessly out of the water. Another species has been discovered that breaks down CFCs. The creation is indeed well designed. In fact, the Creator’s solutions to hazardous waste will help us learn how to clean up the messes we make.
GOD’S HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPERTS (Friday Church News Notes, December 31, 2010, www.wayoflife.org firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) – The previous is excerpted from Creation Moments, November 10, 2010 and from WayofLife.Org’s Friday Church News Notes.