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  • Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
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    November 22, 2004 Dear City Council, The purpose of this letter is to ensure that the City Council has the most current information regarding municipal landfills. This information is critical in our efforts to maintain the integrity of our city. As the mayor of this fine town, I feel it is my duty to keep the citizens of Sullivan up to date with the most current information with regards to our city; as such I have researched landfills and compiled my findings here for your consideration. First a...
  • Pollutants Of Recycled Material And Virgin Material
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    When I was a child, recycling was only important at school. My teachers would always tell me that recycling was good for the earth. But, I didn't really show any concern, because my parents never really mentioned recycling until I got older. I started recycling aluminum cans, because I found out that companies paid money for recycled cans. The first time I took my cans to be recycled I got forty dollars, so naturally it became a regular hobby of mine. Not only did the money impress me, but also ...
  • Radioactive Waste
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    The United States alone produces an average volume of commercial low-level radioactive waste of about 500,000 cubic feet each year. That is a lot of waste! This comes from a variety of places. Mainly though, it is produced by nuclear power plants. This waste brings up a problem though. It is difficult to dispose of radioactive materials for two reasons. One, some radioactive materials last for thousands of years. Two, most radioactive materials are hazardous and can't be stored with conventional...
  • Municipal Solid Waste
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    Waste is a problem, a problem that is on the increase. Europe produces one hundred and thirty million tons of household garbage, 324 million tons of solid industrial waste and 30 million tons of hazardous waste every year. Disposing of this waste is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive, and many countries are considering burning municipal solid waste to produce energy as an alternative to traditional methods of disposal such as landfill. The most important reason for which landfills are...
  • Conduct Research With Hazardous Biological Materials
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    Faculty and staff conducting projects that involve hazardous biological materials (including recombinant DNA), radiological materials, or hazardous chemical waste materials must have prior approval and must comply with all relevant government regulations. SIUC's Center for Environmental Health and Safety (453-7180) oversees the approval committees described below and monitors compliance. BIOLOGICAL SAFETY SIUC's Institutional Biosafety Committee and Biological Safety Officer are responsible for ...
  • Our Compost Pile
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    Compost is an easy solution to eliminating the waste that our environment brings, while at the same time, providing many benefits to us, and the environment. By using compost, it improves our plant growth by enriching the soil that it drinks its nutrients from. It helps us avoid buying soil amendments such as peat, bark mulch and bagged manure. Compost also loosens the heavy clay that is in our soil, while improving the capacity to hold water and adding essential nutrients. Not only benefiting u...
  • 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 ...
  • Recyclables In The Landfill O Will
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    THE LANDFILLS INFRASTRUCTURE What is the largest construction you can think of Does a landfill come to your mind Probably not. One of the largest buildings on the face of the earth is the Pyramid of the sun, constructed in Mexico and covers approximately thirty million cubic feet of space. Now if you think that is big just imagine an even larger structure: a landfill that occupies over seventy million cubic feet of biosphere, we are talking about the Durham Road landfill, outside San Francisco. ...
  • 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...
  • Alternative Ways To Compost Our Wastes
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    Composting is the solution to garbage problems. Composting is a way of recycling wastes and turning them into a soil like material called humus, a soil conditioner. With composting we can recycle our organic wastes and thus reduce the volume of our garbage! According to the Composting Council of Canada, about fifty percent of the total waste generated could be composted (web). Furthermore findings from WASTE an environmental group from the Netherlands say that in Asian cities seventy to eighty-f...
  • Bad Odor Of Our Compost Pile
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    COMPOST For so long, we believed the only way to rid ourselves of the natural waste that our yard produced was through open burning. We accomplish the feat of making more space and not paying for the disposable. Yet, we didn t realize the effects it could have to our environment. By using the debris that our trees and grass make, we can use it as compost to enrich our soil and reduce some of the pollutants that we put into the air. In some areas, open burning is allowed, but only with a permit. ...
  • Waste Material And Surplus Production Pieces
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    "To minimise the loss incurred in a Garment export house due to the wastage and surplus production pieces. Executive Summary: Ready made garments, made of cotton and other natural fibers, constitutes a major portion of the total Indian Exports. In fact, garments manufactured in India are in good demand in Europe and other developed nations of the world. This is an Organization based project where I have tried to identify the major problem areas in a readymade garments Export house and suggest th...
  • New Products From Recycled Materials
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    Timber ! Another tree comes crashing to the ground as the lumberjack cuts through the tree with his chain saw. John Hannah, former employee of the Ontario Parks Association (OPA) and Reference to Authority, says that everyday there is over 100 thousand trees cut down each day. Trees don't grow very fast so if that number remains that high, we will run out of trees very soon. But if we recycle, that number will decrease because when you recycle, the need for new raw materials also decreases. If e...
  • Blue Mountains Waste Total
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    Every living thing crates garbage, humans above all create by far the greatest quantities of it as well as the most biologically and environmental hazardous garbage. Which brings me to the whole reason that I chose waste management. Waste management. What is it, some may ask, "why should I care about what a few dry old men want to do with my trash?" -my little brother. To start with by definition waste management is "the treatment of substances which have no economic use and may be harmful to th...
  • 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...
  • Disposal Of Hazardous Waste
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    Nearly everything we do leaves behind some kind of waste. Households create ordinary garbage. Industrial and manufacturing processes create solid and hazardous waste. The Office of Solid Waste (OSW) regulates all this waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA's goals are to: 1. Protect us from the hazards of waste disposal 2. Conserve energy and natural resources by recycling and recovery 3. Reduce or eliminate waste, and 4. Clean up waste, which may have spilled, leake...

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