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Main Title Interstate shipment of municipal solid waste 2007 update / {electronic resource} :
Author McCarthy, James E.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2007
Report Number RL34043
OCLC Number 166421968
Subject Added Ent Refuse and Refuse disposal--United States--Statistics; Refuse and Refuse disposal--Law and legislation--United States--States; Interstate commerce--United States--States--Statistics
Internet Access
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/31/2007
Collation 26 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Notes "June 13, 2007." Updated periodically. Title taken from PDF title screen (viewed August 30, 2007). Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes This report, which replaces a 2004 report on the same subject (CRS Report RL32570), provides updated information on interstate shipment of municipal solid waste (MSW). Since the late 1980s, Congress has considered, but not enacted, numerous bills that would allow states to impose restrictions on interstate waste shipments, a step the Constitution prohibits in the absence of congressional authorization. Over this period, there has been a continuing interest in knowing how much waste is being shipped across state lines for disposal, and what states might be affected by proposed legislation. This report provides data useful in addressing these questions. It generally presents data as of 2005. Total interstate waste shipments continue to rise due to the closure of older local landfills and the consolidation of the waste management industry. More than 42 million tons of municipal solid waste crossed state lines for disposal in 2005, an increase of 8% over 2003. Waste imports have grown significantly since CRS began tracking them in the early 1990s, and now represent 25.3% of the municipal solid waste disposed at landfills and waste combustion facilities. In the last 10 years, reported imports have increased 147%. New York remains the largest exporter of waste, with New Jersey in second place. Nine other states (Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, Massachusetts, Washington, Minnesota, North Carolina, Indiana, and Florida), the District of Columbia, and the Canadian province of Ontario also exported more than 1 million tons each.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form 2007.
Series Title Traced CRS report for Congress ; RL34043
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20070830102940
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03019nam 2200385Ia 45020