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Author Poland, R.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION ♦ SANITARY LANDFILLS ♦ OPERATION ♦ SOLID WASTES ♦ WASTE DISPOSAL ♦ MUNICIPAL WASTES ♦ MANAGEMENT ♦ WASTE MANAGEMENT ♦ WASTES 320604* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Municipalities & Community Systems-- Municipal Waste Management-- (1980-)
Abstract In the next 10 years, the role of landfills will not change significantly. Landfills are, and will continue to be, the cornerstone of any waste services system. A number of factors will, however, cause adjustments in the way landfills function. The character of the waste is also changing. Mankind will see more treated industrial residue in future years. Certain types of these materials have, in the past, gone to hazardous waste disposal sites. These are non-hazardous wastes, but generators found a certain comfort in sending them to hazardous waste facilities that had double composite liners, leachate collection, and financial assurance. With the new technical standards and environmental security of sanitary landfills, there will be a reluctance on the part of generators to pay a premium to send this waste to a hazardous waste site. There is also a growing interest in treating characteristic'' hazardous waste to a level where it is no longer hazardous and can be placed in a sanitary landfill.
ISSN 00431001
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1994-01-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Waste Age
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 1


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