Waste disposal in first-nations communities: the issues and steps toward the future.
Hans Tammemagi (1999)
Taking an extensive look at solid waste management in North America, The Waste Crisis seeks genuine solutions. It examines the magnitude and intricacy of the problem, focusing on municipal wastes and analyzing them in relation to hazardous, biochemical, and radioactive wastes. The components of an integrated waste management program, including recycling, composting, municipal landfills, and waste incinerators, are explained, and the book describes the scientific and engineering principles underlying these technologies. Seven case histories illustrate both problems and solutions: the Fresh Kills Landfill (Staten Island, New York), the East Carbon Landfill (Utah), the Guelph Wet-Dry Recycling Centre (Ontario), the Swan Hills Landfill (Alberta), the Swedish Final Repository (Sweden), the Eagle Mountain Landfill (California), and the Lancaster County Municipal Waste Incinerator (Pennsylvania). The Waste Crisis is unique in its attempt to analyze waste management in a broad societal context and to propose solutions based on basic principles. It encourages readers to challenge commonly held observations about garbage and to seek new and better ways of dealing with waste. It also offers important tools for separating fact from fiction--a difficult task in a time when misinformation about the garbage problem is as pervasive as the problem itself.
279 pages, softcover. Member: $33.95. Nonmember: $39.95. Catalog #966.
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|Title Annotation:||The Waste Crisis: Landfills, Incinerators, and the Search for a Sustainable Future|
|Publication:||Journal of Environmental Health|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2006|
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