||Analysis of the potential effects of toxics on municipal solid waste management options
||Science Applications International Corp., Falls Church, VA. ;SCS Engineers, Inc., Reston, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
||EPA/600/R-95/047; EPA-68-C2-0148; SAIC-01-0824-03-6608-000
Hazardous wastes--Health aspects--United States ;
Refuse and refuse disposal--United States ;
Hazardous wastes--United States--Management
Municipal wastes ;
Solid waste management ;
Environmental impact assessments ;
Health hazards ;
Toxic substances ;
Solid waste disposal ;
Organic compounds ;
Waste recycling ;
Paper recycling ;
Plastics recycling ;
Glass recycling ;
Combustion products ;
Waste water ;
Environmental transport ;
Literature surveys ;
Waste-to-energy facilities ;
Landfill gases ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||xv, 142 p.
The purpose of the report is (1) to summarize the current literature pertaining to the presence of metals and organics in MSW; and (2) to examine the potential impacts that both toxic metal and organics constituents in MSW may have on MSW management alternatives and human health and the environment. These impacts may include: reduction in the effectiveness of the management technique; negative characteristics of products and residuals generated by the management techniques; and negative effects on human health and the environment because of fugitive emissions, residual management, or contact with products created. The MSW management options examined include: recycling of paper, plastic, and glass; composting; waste-to-fuel processes; and landfilling.
"April 1995." "EPA/600/R-95/047." Includes bibliographical references.