Unit 4 IP - 1 Running Head HISTORY OF MSW Nicole Ward...

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1 Running Head: HISTORY OF MSW Nicole Ward History of MSW American InterContinental University August 12, 2012
2 HISTORY OF MSW Abstract In this paper, you will learn what an open dump is and you will gain an understanding of a few environmental problems with open dumps. You will learn what an early landfill is and some problems associated with this type of landfill. You will learn what leachate, methane, incomplete decomposition and settling have to do with early landfills. You will learn what a modern landfill is. This paper will give a comparison on early landfills versus modern landfills. You will gain knowledge in what improvements were made to the modern landfills from the early landfills. You will gain knowledge about the Tessman Road Landfill located in Texas and what improvements have been made and the reduction of environmental impacts being made.
3 HISTORY OF MSW HISTORY OF MSW In this paper, you will learn many things regarding the different forms of disposing of rubbish. You will learn about open dumps, early landfills, and modern landfills. You will learn a few problems with each of these types of rubbish disposals. Some of the problems that will be discussed are: leachate, methane, incomplete decomposition and settling. You will learn more about the Tessman Road Landfill of Texas and how it has improved its landfill and how these improvements are affecting the landfill.

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