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Published by Environmental Health Service, New JerseyDept. of Health in [Trenton, N.J.] .
Written in English



  • New Jersey,
  • Old Bridge (Township),
  • Old Bridge(Township)


  • Hazardous waste sites -- Environmental aspects -- New Jersey -- Old Bridge (Township),
  • Hazardous waste sites -- Health aspects -- New Jersey -- Old Bridge(Township)

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Edition Notes

Other titlesGlobal Landfill and the Sommers Brothers Property Sites., Sommers Brothers Property Sites.
ContributionsNew Jersey. Environmental Health Service.
LC ClassificationsTD1042.N5 N486 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 203 p. :
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1515668M
LC Control Number93200467

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Local dump sites have been replaced by a smaller number of regional “mega” landfills, often located hundreds of miles away. Between and , the number of U.S. landfills decreased from 7, to 1, – a 75% decline in less than 25 years. Waste now has to travel farther from your trash can to the landfill.   Landfill sites contribute 20% of the global anthropogenic methane emissions. Furthermore, it usually contains a large number of other gases at . People who live near the landfill sites bear with bad odours, greenhouse gases and contaminated water problems. These problems are associated with non-inert landfill sites as they are filled with food waste and other organic materials. In addition, the toxic materials such as used batteries cause problems in the landfill sites.   Dive Brief: The volume of construction waste generated worldwide every year, according to a report from Transparency Market Research, will nearly double to billion tons by the year

  Large landfills have their permanent residents and generate marginal subculture. If your main task is to write a decent research paper on landfills, it is critical to investigate properly all the aspects of the chosen subject. First of all, you have to carefully study the recent statistic on the matter. England’s landfill sites will be overflowing by , according to research from The Furniture Recycling Group. They say that million tonnes of waste is dumped at landfill each year, with only enough space for million tonnes of waste left in total, creating an increasingly shortening capacity gap. The smell, traffic, noise and vermin that accompany landfills can lower house prices. Because of the increase in vermin surrounding landfills, disease becomes an issue with other adverse health effects, such as birth defects, cancer and respiratory illnesses also being linked with exposure to landfill sites. Land area and volume should be sufficient enough to provide landfill capacity so that the projected need can be fulfilled for several years. In this way the cost coming on all that procedure can be justified. The landfill site should not be at locations where suitable buffer zones between land fill site and population are not available. The landfill area having steep gradient (where.

  The one sited above is the global concern where landfill sites are creating havoc to the nearby population. So, the best option for the remedy of this will . One new 21st-century management tool available to the modern landfill manager is the use of GPS (global positioning system) technology in the daily operation of the site. This technology, although new to landfill applications, has been successfully used by large earthmoving contractors and .   Landfill is still the main method of waste disposal. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States has active landfills and over old municipal landfills. It was estimated that million metric tons of municipal waste was disposed in the United States in (Powell, Townsend and Zimmerman, ).   A landfill that is permitted to take up to metric tons per day at $/ton could generate $ million per week or an average of $60 million per year. Despite the obvious drawbacks and potential for environmental problems the economic incentive derived by large corporations will continue to be a governing factor on the construction and use.