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  • Hazardous Waste Management
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    Municipal waste is disposed of in three different ways. As of 2004 it is estimated that 71 percent is land filled, 16 percent incinerated, and 13 percent recycled. Other wastes that have to be disposed of are nuclear and hazardous wastes. The environmental effects of different waste management solutions will be discussed as well as ideal ways, in my opinion, to dispose of different forms of solid wastes. Landfills are the most commonly used form of disposing wastes today. It is also a form of di...
  • Good Permanent Nuclear Waste Disposal Site
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    "Two minutes" says Teal Krech as he replies to a question posed to him bye an interested intern from within his cubicle at the "Village Voice" headquarters. The question he was answering was "How long can a human being survive unshielded radiation exposure from a broken fuel rod?" Teal achieved this research from the DoE (Department of Energy) who to this point "has no set plan for the transportation of the spent nuclear fuel rods through our major cities and states on their way to ultimate stor...
  • Cloth Diapers Over Disposable Diapers
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    Moms for years have been debating over cloth versus disposable diapers. This debate has become more and more complex through the years. Choosing cloth diapers over disposable diapers is clearly the best decision for parents or parents to be. Cloth diapers are no longer an inconvenience. Cloth diapers now have no hassle Velcro snaps as opposed to pins. Even when using the most cost efficient disposables, cloth diapers are still cheaper over a baby's diaper period. Cloth diapers can also be reused...
  • Radioactive Disposal Site
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    Nuclear Legacy " There is 10 thousand tons of nuclear waste on Earth. ' Many scientist are in search for new and efficient ways to dispose of these lethal by-products which can destroy life itself. Radioactive products can be either beneficial or devastating. It all depends on how we use them. In the field of medicine, some benefit from radiation include, radiation therapy for cancer patients. Not all uses of radiation prove to be beneficial. Many use the power of the atom for destructive purpos...
  • Potentially Responsible Party Liable
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    Who Is Responsible For Cleanup Under CERCLA? What is CERCLA? The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) 1) The purpose of CERCLA is to make owners and operators of hazardous waste dump sites and contaminated areas, as well as their customers, responsible for cleanup costs and property damage. 2) CERCLA is also referred to as THE SUPERFUND. It is authorized to a level of 8.5 billion dollars. The funding for CERCLA comes 87% from taxes on the chemical indust...
  • Disposal Operation
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    I. INTRODUCTION This report aims to discuss and to enrich the reader's knowledge on the proper and disposal of waste accumulated from septic tanks. The information gathered here is vital as it provides a culture of awareness to everyone on how wastewater is disposed of. Wastewater comes from everywhere; from our residences to our workplaces, even public places. Filipinos as we are, have been known to be hygienic yet we know little of what happens when our used water is flushed to the drain until...
  • Aecl's Generic Disposal Concept
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    The General Problem The generation of energy from nuclear fuel reactors has been a highly controversial issue for the better part of the last century. At one point in the 1960's, nuclear power was thought to be the energy source of the future because it was considered cleaner than carbon or coal, and much more efficient. After incidents such as the near fatal meltdown at Three Mile Island and the disastrous incident at Chernobyl, many people have been vehemently opposed to nuclear fuel generated...
  • Dumping Of Toxic Waste
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    Research on Toxic Waste Written by: World Lit. Mrs. Maron de March 26, 2001 Outline I. Introduction a. Story of Macomb County Farm b. Explanation of farm situation c. Mismanagement of toxic waste is a problem that is plaguing the communities of both America and the world in the beginning of the twenty-first century. II. Extent of the Problem a. Amount of toxic waste disposed (illegally) b. Areas affected by the dumping of toxic waste. Causes of the problem a. Types of toxic waste b. People that ...
  • Time For The Use Of Cloth Diapers
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    Three distinct issues are at hand as we discuss the prospect of taxing the use of disposable diapers. The first of these is the environmental impact issue, supplemented by the general belief that the government is subsidizing the paper industry. The second issue is a compilation of convinces, health issues, and timesaving to the modern family and child care provider. The third, and most important, is the regressive nature of the tax. From all of the issues a recommendation will be made. The Envi...
  • Sanitary Landfill Sites
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    Landfills by Brandon Noll Landfills are places where all our trash goes when we no longer need it. Each person in the United States makes an average 4.5 pounds of garbage per year. And every year the United States as a whole produces 4,036,300,000 metric tons of solid waste each year. All of this waste does not just disappear, 80 percent ends up in landfills. In the following report I am going to tell you about the different types of landfills there are, the problems that have come up with the b...
  • Disposal Of Various Waste Materials
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    Waste disposal is the process of getting rid of the waste materials that people generate. People produce gaseous waste, such as carbon monoxide from cars; liquid waste, such as sewage; and solid waste. The many kinds of solid waste include paper and plastic products, bottles and cans, food scraps, and junked automobiles. Solid waste is also called refuse or garbage. If not disposed of properly, it looks ugly, smells foul, and creates health problems by attracting insects, rats, and other animals...

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