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Our client is interested in proposing an alternative location for a landfill that can take hazardous and medical waste. The currently proposed location was chosen by the national ompany that is contracted to take care of solid waste in our area. Our client is speculating that this site was probably chosen because it appears to make good economic sense from a logistical perspective. Unfortunately, people living in the proximity of the proposed site have mobilized an opposition. My understanding is that some of the arguments in opposition are compelling, with one issue being that the proposed site is near an elementary school.
Given the opposition to the proposed landfill site, our client would like to propose alternative locations that might lead to less opposition. At this point, we are less interested in logistical issues and more interested in considering factors that might have an effect on the intensity of opposition to a landfill. In conversation with her, we have hypothesized that these factors could include such issues as population density, per capita income, home ownership rates, education levels, and such.
Collect relevant data associated with these sorts of factors and write a letter to our client that outlines your findings. You must use an original source for gathering data, such as US Census Quick Facts. Use the following template to compose your letter to our client and attach the completed spreadsheet.
Dear Ms. Hasmatt,
As a followup to our phone conversation, attached are some initial data regarding factors that might assist you in assessing potential locations for a medical and hazardous waste landfill. Note that we did not consider any logistical or economic issues that would certainly be of interest to the company that will build the landfill; our concern at this point was only on factors that might be associated with the level of opposition that a particular location might elicit.
We can focus on contrasting more specific geographic areas (e.e., cities), but for now, we compiled data on the following county areas:
From the attached spreadsheet chart, we can see that the two least densly populated counties are __________. Considering __________, the two counties with the lowest levels of income are __________. Considering ____________, the two counties with the lowest levels of education are __________. The two counties with lower levels of home ownership and apparently higher levels of renting are __________.
We hope that this gives you some helpful insights and look forward to working with you again.