Chapter 22 Waste Management
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people dump waste wherever they please
waste buried in the ground or piled up in large, carefully engineered mounds. Can leak liquid into groundwater, can produce methane from decomposition, and not completely decompose.
mixed trash is burned at high temps. Can be used to generate electricity but toxic chemicals may be released into air
Ignitable, Corrosive, reactive, and toxic. Most is from industries but household waste of this type is not regulated.
hazardous waste landfill
much higher restrictions than regular landfills
liquid hazardous waste is stored in ponds or shallow depressions lined with plastic and clay. can crack and leak waste or blow into surrounding areas
deep well injections
a well is drilled deep underground into porous rock and waste is injected into it. wells can corrode and leak waste into the soil and aquifers