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If 90 percent of the toxic waste at a given site can be removed for $50,000 but removing the last...

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If 90 percent of the toxic waste at a given site can be removed for $50,000 but removing the last 10 percent will cost $2 million, is it reasonable to require that the last 10 percent be removed?

Toxic waste:

Toxic waste is defined as the harmful material released that can deteriorate the environmental quality. It is a hazardous waste that is a potential threat to all the households and the environment in the economy.

Answer and Explanation:

Initially, the cost of cleaning toxic waste will be less because of efficiency in labor and capital. The cost will increase with a decrease in toxic...

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