waste disposal pollution Articles

  • The impact of an open waste disposal site on soil and groundwater pollution

    A study has been carried out of a waste disposal site, located in the valley of a small creek, 3 km south of Canakkale city centre. The surface area of the site was around 101000 square metres, and the total amount of waste deposited at the site since 1990 was approximately 1001000 tons. The major risks of the dump are its closeness to the university campus area to the south, the airport to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sub-seabed disposal of radioactive waste

    This article considers two detailed reviews of the legal aspects of Sub-Seabed Disposal of Radioactive Waste, by Richard Macrory and Ray Purdy (January 2005) and the opinion of Christopher Katkowski Q.C. and Stephen Tromans, March 2005. In substance, both reviews conclude that for a sub-seabed repository accessed from land by tunnel, the relevant International Conventions, in particular the UN ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industrial Solid Waste Disposal in China

    Abstract This paper investigates the current situation of industrial solid waste disposal in China. Recent Chinese literature about industrial solid waste disposal in China has been revieved and data are analysed on the amount of industrial solid waste production and disposal in Wuhan City in 1992. The results show a rapid increase in the total amount of industrial solid wastes in China: It was ...


  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Initial stages of pollutants dispersion around municipal waste disposal facilities: a case study in Northern Portugal

    The combined use of several geological, geochemical and geophysical observations during six years enabled the detection of a very faint halo of chemical contamination induced by the operation of a young waste disposal facility in Northern Portugal. The halo does not classify as pollution by any standards, but is observed to be intensifying and thus signals a potential hazardous situation in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Distillery Wastewater Treatment and Disposal

    Untitled Document ABSTRACT 1. One of the most important environmental problems faced by the world is management of wastes. Industrial processes create a variety ...


  • Material pollution in waste paper recycling

    A special shredding plant works in continuous operation and can be serviced without long downtimes Who removes the plastic rings from the empty writing pad or tears the plastic off the chocolate Advent calendar before disposing of it? Certainly not all of us. In this way, foreign materials and impurities find their way into the waste paper and these have to be removed during the recycling ...

  • The Trouble with Asbestos Disposal

    Hailed as a miracle mineral because of its superior fire resistance and tensile strength, asbestos was installed abundantly into our built environment for over 200 years. However, once it was established that this undeniably useful resource was a dangerous carcinogen, Australia and many other countries enacted strict regulations for handling asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM). There ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • A simple method to check for natural attenuation downstream of abandoned waste disposal sites

    Evaluations of waste sites are based on the assessment of whether conditions for Natural Attenuation (NA) processes are favourable. A method is proposed as a first check for effects of NA in the groundwater emissions. For the application of the method, concentrations of the concerned substance and of a tracer must be available at observation wells at different distances from the source, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental negotiation and policy: the Basel Convention on transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal

    The Basel Convention was the outcome of negotiations between two primary groups: the industrialized Western countries who stood to benefit from hazardous waste exports and who already had regulations to control waste exports, and the developing countries, who believed they lacked the institutional ability to control such trade on their own terms. It was in this polarized atmosphere that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact assessment of waste disposal on water quality of a freshwater reservoir of India

    Physico–chemical parameters and heavy metals were analysed in water samples, collected during rainy, winter and summer season of 2006–2007 to evaluate the impact of wastes on Halali reservoir. In surface water temperature, pH, TDS, EC, free CO2, DO, alkalinity, hardness and chloride were from 18.3–35.5°C, 7.4–8.9, 103–509 mg L−1, 162–800 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Article: Trading in Pollution: Creating Markets for Carbon and Waste

    This article evaluates the initial performance of both the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS). In so doing it examines the essential components for a functioning emissions trading scheme and considers the extent to which environmental trading systems and fiscal instruments are capable of fundamentally altering our consumption patterns ...


  • Analysis of land application as a method of disposal for distillery effluent

    Distillery companies in the Philippines produce high-strength wastewater that pollutes the waterways of the country. The implementation of a comprehensive water pollution control programme of these companies in order to comply with the regulations of the government through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) requires a large investment. Non-compliance, on the other hand, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Role of pollution control boards in municipal solid waste management

    The authors firmly believe that there is nothing like waste. It is the ignorance of the scientists and technologists that they consider a substance which cannot be utilised as waste. For example, the disposal of fly–ash was a big problem during 1990s, but now it is used in the manufacture of bricks, tiles, cement and agriculture. Similarly, the distillery effluent is used in agriculture. MSWM ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Goods and bads: sundry observations on joint production, waste disposal, and renewable and exhaustible resources

    The paper starts from the premise that nobody intends on purpose to pollute the environment, render animal species extinct, etc. And yet what nobody intends happens all the time. The present paper discusses to what extent the nonintended consequences of purposeful human activities are related to the fact that production is generally joint production, generating both goods and bads. After a brief ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solid waste management in Patna – analyses of ambient air and ground water pollution

    Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Patna is disposed of in an unscientific manner without considering environmental impacts. The wastes are dumped in the low-lying areas without compliance of the MSWM Rules, 2000. The dumped wastes are mixed with biomedical wastes making it hazardous. Ambient air quality and ground water were analysed at two dump sites to study the possible impacts of MSW. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An investigation of the surface and groundwater leachate from an old waste disposal site at Mamak, Ankara, Turkey

    Mamak solid waste disposal site covers an area of approximately 0.5 square kilometre and the amount of waste it holds is around 13 × 106 m?. The amount of leachate measured through a weir at the toe of the body of waste is 164,000 m3? per annum. It is calculated that approximately 130,000 m? of this amount directly comes from the waste. Owing to the retention of precipitation by wastes, it takes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

    On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...


    By SGS

  • Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

    A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is a tool which can augment government efforts to achieve integrated environmental management and to promote pollution prevention. PRTRs are part of a new, cooperative, approach to environmental management, involving governments, industry and the public alike. All three groups can use the information generated in a PRTR to improve efficiencies, ...


    By The World Bank

  • Social, scientific and legal dimensions in Methuselah-span decision-making: the disposal of high level nuclear wastes

    Methuselah-span decision-making is an aspect of precautionary decision-making under uncertainty and the risk that requires studying the essential dimensionality of the decision over extremely long time horizons. We provide practical answers for assuring long-term regulatory compliance of engineered systems, using the example of Yucca Mountain Repository (YMR) for high-level nuclear waste. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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