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Main Title Proximity of Pennsylvania sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habitats : data on individual landfills /
Author Herndon, R. C. ; Moerlins, J. E. ; Lambou, V. W. ; Gebhard, R. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Herndon, Roy C.,
CORP Author Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Biomedical and Toxicological Research and Hazardous Waste Management. ;National Wetlands Inventory, St. Petersburg, FL.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Research Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA 600-4-89-047B; CR-815139010; EPA-R-815139010
Stock Number PB90-181330
OCLC Number 37417671
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Pennsylvania ; Wetlands--Pennsylvania ; Aquatic habitats--Pennsylvania
Additional Subjects Pennsylvania ; Deep water ; Site surveys ; Waste disposal ; Earth fills ; Habitability ; Tables(Data) ; Position(Location) ; Sanitary landfills ; Wetlands ; Ecosystems ; Environmental transport ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Land pollution
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-89-047B Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB90-181330 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 30 pages ; 28 cm
Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitive ecosystems if they are not properly located, designed, and managed. The purpose of the reports is to summarize the proximity of sanitary landfills in Pennsylvania to wetlands and deepwater habitats (i.e., rivers, lakes, streams, bays, etc.) and present data on the individual landfills. The sanitary landfills were identified on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory maps. The nearness or proximity of the sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habitats was determined by drawing three concentric regions around the point representing the location of each landfill. The radii of the concentric regions were: 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, and 1 mile. Most sanitary landfills in Pennsylvania are located in or are close to either wetlands or deepwater habitats. Most are located close to wetlands while almost half are close to deepwater habitats. These facilities have the potential to adversely affect sensitive ecosystems, such as wetlands and deepwater habitats, either through habitat alterations or through the migration of contaminants from sanitary landfills.
"EPA 600-4-89-047B." "December 1989." Grant no. CR-81539010--p. ii. Includes bibliographical references.