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landfill

in environmental law, a site for the deposit of waste on to or into land where the site is a waste disposal site, or used for the storage of waste. The fact that a site for the deposit of waste is at the place of production of the waste does not prevent the site from being a landfill.
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Preliminary results from geotechnical monitoring of the surface of several municipal landfills in the Czech Rep.
GAO's current report describes populations living near nonhazardous municipal landfills.
This article shares preliminary observations and suggestions for modifying the federal Superfund program to deal more effectively with the large class of municipal landfills which EPA already has begun to include on the NPL.
The bill would require, for instance, that controls be instituted to ensure that hazardous wastes are not placed in municipal landfills, that landfills are covered each day and that landfills are not placed in flood plains, wetlands or seismic impact areas.
Approximately 35%, or nearly 200 tons, of the cadmium used in plastics each year is used on this polymer, an estimated 90 tons of which finds its way into municipal landfills and garbage incinerators.
It can become contaminated from leaking municipal landfills, underground gasoline storage tanks, hazardous waste storage or disposal sites, or septic tanks.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study, approximately 10% of the weight content of municipal landfills is plastic waste, which equates to millions of pounds of plastic being added to the environment each year.
households will send nearly 170 million tons of waste to municipal landfills annually by the year 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates.
Faced with the closure of many of its municipal landfills, one state has gone so far as to ban all yard wastes from its landfills.

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