Room for landfills
Name: Rachel A Oflynn
Is there enough room for landfills?
As long as we need landfills, there will be room for them though we may not
appreciate the consequences. The buildings in Kobe, Japan as I understand
were built on land fills and the earth shifted far more than predicted for an
earthquake of that magnitude. In some places land fills are being mined. It
would be great to achieve a state of "what goes in, comes out" in the landfill
business. This is an important necessary task that will take engineers
scientists, and business politics to sort out.
Michael A Lomonaco
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Update: June 2012