||Proximity of Georgia sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habits : statewide results /
Moerlins, J. 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 ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,
||EPA 600-4-89-048A; CR-815139010
Sanitary landfills--United States. ;
Waste disposal in the ground--United States.
Waste disposal ;
Site surveys ;
Hazardous materials ;
Data processing ;
Deep water ;
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. These reports summarize the proximity of sanitary landfills in Georgia to wetlands and deepwater habitats (i.e., rivers, lakes, streams, bays, etc.) and present data on the individual landfills. 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 Georgia are located in or are close to either wetlands or deepwater habitats. All are located close to wetlands while one-third 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 600-4-89-048A." "December 1989." Cover title. Grant no. CR-81539010--p. ii. Includes bibliographical references.