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Main Title Proximity of Louisiana sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habitats : statewide results /
Author Lambou, V. W. ; Herndon, R. C. ; Moerlins, J. E. ; Gebhard, R. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Lambou, Victor W.
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, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA 600-4-89-038B; CR-815139010; EPA-R-815139010
Stock Number PB90-150814
OCLC Number 37423699
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Louisiana ; Wetland conservation--Louisiana
Additional Subjects Waste disposal ; Louisiana ; Site surveys ; Habitability ; Hazardous materials ; Distance ; Deep water ; Data processing ; Rivers ; Bays(Topographic features) ; Lakes ; Streams ; Surface waters ; Graphs(Charts) ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; State programs ; Waste management ; Sanitary landfills ; Environmental transport ; Natural resources management ; Wetlands
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-89-038B Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB90-150814 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 25 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitive ecosystems if they are not properly located, designed, and managed. The report summarizes the proximity of sanitary landfills in the state of Louisiana to wetlands and deepwater habitats (i.e., rivers, lakes, streams, bays, etc.). 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 the state of Louisiana are located in or are close to either wetlands or deepwater habitats. Most are located close to wetlands while more than 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 600-4-89-038B." "November 1989." Cover title. Grant no. CR-81539010--p. ii. Includes bibliographical references.