102Chapter21 - Chapter 21: Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous...

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Chapter 21: Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste
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21.2 Waste Disposal Methods Open dumps release hazardous materials into air and water Ocean dumping is nearly uncontrollable We often export waste to countries ill- equipped to handle it LandFlls receive most of our waste Incineration produces energy but causes pollution
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21.3 Shrinking The Waste Stream Recycling captures resources from garbage What Do You Think? Environmental Justice Recycling saves money, materials, energy, and space Commercial-scale recycling and composting is an area of innovation Demanufacturing is necessary for
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21.4 Hazardous And Toxic Wastes Hazardous waste must be recycled, contained, or detoxifed SuperFund" sites are those listed For Federal cleanup Cleaning Up Toxic Waste with Plants: Phytoremediation Brownfelds present both liability and opportunity Hazardous waste storage must be saFe What Can You Do? Alternatives to Hazardous Household Chemicals
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102Chapter21 - Chapter 21: Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous...

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