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Main Title Proximity of New York Sanitary Landfills to Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats: Data on Individual Landfills.
Author Moerlins, J. E. ; Herndon, R. C. ; Lambou, V. W. ; Gebhard, R. L. ;
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 Dec 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-CR-815139010; EPA/600/4-89/046B;
Stock Number PB90-155656
Additional Subjects New York ; Earth fills ; Sanitary engineering ; Waste disposal ; Rivers ; Lakes ; Streams ; Bays(Topographic features) ; Maps ; Sites ; Regulations ; Wetlands ; Habitats ; Case studies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-155656 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 59p
Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitive ecosystems if they are not properly located, designed, and managed. The purpose of the report is to document the proximity of sanitary landfills included in the study in New York 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. A companion report summarizes the statewide results. 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.