||Proximity of Georgia sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habits : data on individual landfills /
Moerlins, John E. ;
Herndon, R. C. ;
Lambou, V. W. ;
Gebhard, R. L.
||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.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Sanitary landfills--United States. ;
Waste disposal in the ground--United States.
Waste disposal ;
Site surveys ;
Hazardous materials ;
Data processing ;
Bays(Topographic features) ;
Deep water ;
Surface waters ;
Sanitary landfills ;
Waste management ;
Water pollution effects(Animals) ;
Natural resources management ;
Environmental transport ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitive ecosystems if they are not properly located, designed, and managed. The report documents the proximity of sanitary landfills included in the study in Georgia 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. A companion report summarizes the statewide results. The data on individual landfills include general facility/site data and wetlands/deepwater habitat data. 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 600/4-89/048B." "December 1989." Grant no. CR-81539010--p. ii. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.