11 Hazardous Waste

11 Hazardous Waste - LIVING WITH THE EARTH SOLID AND...

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Unformatted text preview: LIVING WITH THE EARTH SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE - Moore 1 Objectives for this Chapter A student reading this chapter will be able to: 1. Discuss and explain the consequences of improper solid waste disposal. 2. List and characterize the typical municipal waste stream. 3. Describe and discuss the methods of reducing the solid waste stream through reuse d recycling efforts SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE - Moore 2 and recycling efforts. Objectives for this Chapter A student reading this chapter will be able : to: 4. Describe the methods of collection and isposal of municipal solid wastes including the disposal of municipal solid wastes including the benefits and problems associated with landfills and incinerators. 5. Differentiate the types of hazardous waste, and discuss reasons for proper disposal, giving SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE - Moore 3 some case examples. Objectives for this Chapter A student reading this chapter will be able : to: 6. List and describe the various methods of azardous waste control emphasizing waste hazardous waste control emphasizing waste reduction, volume or hazard reduction, and long-term storage and disposal options. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE - Moore 4 Objectives for this Chapter A student reading this chapter will be able : to: 7. Discuss the positive and negative aspects of ean- p efforts under Superfund and some clean up efforts under Superfund and some of the major concerns regarding its future operation. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE - Moore 5 SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE INTRODUCTION ities have historically been centers for filth Cities have historically been centers for filth and disease, and many have degraded because of overpopulation. Trash on the Yangtze river in China Nairobi The Stinking City in the Sun Western Europe up until the 19th Century SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE - Moore 6 Solid and Hazardous Waste Much of the world continues to appropriately dispose of refuse which: inappropriately dispose of refuse which: (1) invites the proliferation of rodents and sects; insects; (2) becomes a source of contamination to groundwater; (3) pollutes ambient air when combusted; SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE - Moore 7 Solid and Hazardous Waste Much of the world continues to appropriately dispose of refuse which: inappropriately dispose of refuse which: (4) facilitates the spread of debris around the umping site; dumping site; (5) lowers property values about the site; and ) encourages the spread of disease from (6) encourages the spread of disease from microorganisms and toxic chemicals. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE - Moore 8 Solid and Hazardous Waste The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 forbade open dumping and introduced the concept of the sanitary landfill....
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