||Proximity of Louisiana sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habitats : statewide results /
Lambou, V. W. ;
Herndon, R. C. ;
Moerlins, J. E. ;
Gebhard, R. L.
||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.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
||EPA 600-4-89-038B; CR-815139010; EPA-R-815139010
Sanitary landfills--Louisiana. ;
Waste disposal ;
Site surveys ;
Hazardous materials ;
Deep water ;
Data processing ;
Bays(Topographic features) ;
Surface waters ;
Water pollution effects(Animals) ;
State programs ;
Waste management ;
Sanitary landfills ;
Environmental transport ;
Natural resources management ;
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||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.