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RECORD NUMBER: 609 OF 1357
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Proximity of sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habitats : an evaluation and comparison of 1,153 sanitary landfills in 11 states /|
|Author||Lambou, V. W. ; Kuperberg, J. M. ; Moerlins, J. E. ; Herndon, R. C. ; 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||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Distributed by the National Technical Information Service,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/4/90/012; CR-815138|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Waste disposal ; Water pollution ; Site surveys ; Distance ; Rivers ; Streams ; Lakes ; Deep water ; Comparison ; Connecticut ; Delaware ; Florida ; Georgia ; Louisiana ; New Jersey ; Wetlands ; Habitats ; Path of pollutants|
|Collation||79 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm|
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 evaluate and compare the proximity of 1,153 sanitary landfills in 11 states (Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington) to wetlands and deepwater habitats (i.e., rivers, lakes, streams, bays, etc.). 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. Almost all of the sanitary landfills are located in or are close to either wetlands or deepwater habitats.
EPA/600/4/90/012. May 1990. Grant no. CR-815138 to Florida State University. PB90-216524. Includes bibliographical references.