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Waste Management Waste Management
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Fresh Kills, Staten Island – World’s Largest Solid Waste Disposal Site Opened in 1948 Located in wetlands Up to 29,000 tons waste per day Closed in 2001 WTC debris location
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In US: more than 4 billion tons solid waste generated per year Waste management industry: $20 billion/year Solid waste Municipal Agricultural Industrial (includes radioactive waste) Mining Liquid Waste Wastewater Hazardous/toxic waste Radioactive Volume of solid waste per capita produced by average American
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Dilute and disperse Concentrate and contain Resource Recovery Integrated Waste Management Solid Waste Disposal Concepts Historical Present
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Reduce, Recycle, Reuse Source reduction Recycling Composting Landfilling Incineration Resource recovery Sequential Land Use Closed landfills, brownfields restored to park land or other use Zero waste production Is it possible? Recycling emphasis criticized by some
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Hanson during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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