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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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A more detailed discussion regarding this theme must be expected in near future to specify a more correct value of this failure criterion and to find an expert opinion about limits in irregular surface settlement of municipal landfills. The discussion may affect standards in the field of the actual problem of waste dumping.
With reference to income levels, GAO found that "people living near municipal landfills were not likely to have a higher poverty rate than people in the rest of the county."
Many of these sites are municipal landfills. This means that there are many DEHP-contaminated landfills that need clean-up sponsors, and disposal of DEHP ballasts at one of these landfills could make the disposer a potentially responsible party to a clean-up action.
The Government Accounting Standards Board, in a surge of activity, issued final statements on three disparate issues--accounting for closed municipal landfills, university Pell grants and proprietary funds.
And recycling mill waste doesn't answer the problem of all the paper still going into municipal landfills. Alas, the smaller mills that do make recycled paper with post-consumer waste have fallen on desperate times, thanks to a huge glut of virgin paper that has driven prices incredibly low.
Remediation of municipal landfills is generally much more expensive.)
Among other things, the Baucus Bill (S 976) calls for: 1) new federal "management criteria" for municipal landfills and combustion facilities; 2) new federal permits for disposal of solid waste; 3) tight restrictions on disposal of medical waste; and 4) state authority to restrict municipal solid waste imported from other states.
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.
In 2006, California banned the sale of new mercury-added thermostats, which is a hazardous waste that cannot be placed in the trash that goes to municipal landfills. Two years later, the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act began requiring former manufacturers of mercury containing thermostats to operate a collection and recycling program for those that become waste.
Seven national environmental groups said EPA has proposed rule changes that effectively would abandon Congressionally mandated standards and oversight for municipal landfills. EPA proposed rules in June to allow states to waive compliance with most federal minimum standards for municipal garbage landfill design.
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.

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