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Main Title Proximity of Louisiana Sanitary Landfills to Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats.
Author Lambou, V. W. ; Herndon, R. C. ; Moerlins, J. E. ; Kuperberg, M. ; Gebhard., R. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV. ;Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Biomedical and Toxicological Research and Hazardous Waste Management. ;National Wetlands Inventory, St. Petersburg, FL.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/125;
Stock Number PB92-164953
Additional Subjects Water pollution effects ; Earth fills ; Ecosystems ; Deep-water habitats ; Waste disposal ; Environmental transport ; Louisiana ; Surface waters ; Path of pollutants ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-164953 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitive ecosystems if they are not properly located, designed, and managed. The proximity of Louisiana sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habitats was determined by drawing three concentric 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, and 1 mile rings around the point representing the location of each landfill on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetland Inventory maps. Forty seven of 97 known Louisiana sanitary landfills were located on NWI maps; 81 percent of these were found to be in or within 1/4 mile of wetlands or 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.