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Nuclear Waste Disposal - Nuclear Waste Disposal For over the last half century, the production and exploit of nuclear technology has spread into many areas of the current modern society and affects each individual in one way or another. Nuclear technology has become relevant in areas of the advancement of energy production, national defense, and also the medicinal field as well. But, along with the use of nuclear technology comes an added burden: nuclear waste. As defined, “Nuclear waste is the type of waste that results from the use and production of nuclear materials....   [tags: Nuclear Waste Disposal Environmental Essays]
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The Problem of Garbage Disposal - The average resident produces seven and a half pounds of garbage every day that is buried down in landfills and litters lands costing a great amount of money. Nowadays, people face no more critical trouble than the need to save the weakening environment, mainly in urban areas, where solid wastes are uselessly dumped. It has been observed that cities have no controlled structure for garbage disposal. Each year, millions of dollars are spent picking up litter and more is thrown away in valuable materials that could be recycled....   [tags: Possible Solutions, Approaches]
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Food Waste Disposal and Reduction - ... Landfills are becoming more popular, the thrown out food has to be disposed somewhere. People who do not have food at their disposal are more prone to value food more than someone with an abundant supply. Farms are the starting source of production and where decreasing food waste should begin as well. Farmers are precise about the size, weight, and how the food looks before they send it off to a distributer. If the potato, corn or any livestock doesn’t fit the farmer’s expectations they throw it out....   [tags: waste management, food quality] 955 words
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Waste Management and Disposal - Management and disposal of hazardous materials has been a major recurring problem throughout the world for some time now. These problems have gotten worse since we found out how to improve the quality of radioactive materials. These materials now have the power to make total cities uninhabitable to humans just by one simple mechanical error. Waste management and disposal needs to be a priority for all countries around the world so that we can prevent any major event causing human loss of life from happening, and so we can have a healthy growing environment for future generations to come....   [tags: environment, hazardous, toxic] 624 words
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Improper Trash Disposal - The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42 Chapter 82, Subchapter I, Section 6903 (1976) defines disposal as “discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste or hazardous waste into or on any land or water so that such solid waste or hazardous waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including ground waters.” Practices for the collection of solid waste ranging from the types of trashcan, or reusable waste containers, to training operators collecting solid waste, and maintaining records associated with the waste collection system, required for federal agencies and recommended...   [tags: Waste Management] 934 words
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Legislations for the Production and Disposal of Hazardous Wastes - Firstly legislation is a law or a group of acts designed to fulfil various uses such as enforcing the law, to control processes, permit and to constrict some activities so that everything goes along more smoothly and to put in place a higher of level of accountability. The piece of legislation that is responsible for enforcing and regulating the production of hazardous waste, its type of management and disposal methods is known as The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales)Regulations 2005. According to The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales)Regulations 2005 part 1 of the legislation it states in article 4 of the waste directive is that the waste must be disposed of in a way that doesn’t harm hu...   [tags: regulation, transport, safety]
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Nuclear Waste Disposal in the United States - Nuclear Waste Disposal in the United States The demand for nuclear waste disposal began 50 years ago while researching nuclear power in order to construct the atomic bomb. Even now the demand increases daily due to the use of nuclear fuels in medicine, research, and nuclear power all while there is still no way to permanently store some of these wastes. Engineers must face the difficult task transporting and storing these wastes properly while prioritizing the safety of the environment and all life within close proximity....   [tags: radiation, fuel, storage]
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The Impact of Mining Waste Disposal on the Environment - With an increasing global demand for metals, mining corporations have to scale up their mining operations in order to meet that demand at the expense of the environment. The enormous demand originates from mining’s essential role in society to produce various products designed to benefit the populace. These products range from small handheld devices that aid in everyday life or large machines that supported the foundation of society. However, mining leads to a variety of byproducts that affect the environment, for better or for worse....   [tags: pollution, ecology]
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Nuclear Waste Disposal - Those who build nuclear power plants without worrying about the waste wager the habitability of the planet ( Spaemann ). For more than fifty years, waste piles from nuclear power plants formed waste mountain that were dangerous to the world. According to the World Nuclear Association, twelve thousand tons of highly radioactive waste are created each year. By the end of 2010, about three hundred thousand tons of highly radioactive waste existed worldwide. In Europe, there are 280 m^3 more waste in interim storage than the year before....   [tags: international policy, environment, radiation]
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Waste Disposal Methods Must be Improved - Have you ever imagined that Earth is no longer available due to pollution. As shown in Wall-E, people recognize that wastes can lead Earth to be unavailable for all lives because of toxic gas from wastes. In each day, tons of wastes are create, and they are disposed with vary disposal methods. Unfortunately, current disposal methods have limitations; landfill and incineration create harmful chemicals that pollute Earth. Even if people live only with necessity of life, wastes are still created and they needed to be disposed....   [tags: Pollution Essays]
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Nuclear Plants and Nuclear Waste Disposal - The first nuclear power plants started operating in the 1950’s. Now, nearly 12% of the world’s electricity comes from nuclear power facilities. With all this power comes waste, and lots of it. The amount of waste from nuclear power plants annually is over 2,000 tons and there is over 270,000 tons of waste currently in storage. Where is all this dangerous waste stored. You might be surprised. To give you a background on just what nuclear waste is, I’ll explain just how this hazardous material is formed....   [tags: Hazard, Radiioactive] 769 words
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Analysis of Two Articles on Trash Disposal - First I will summarize an excerpt out of Heather Roger's essay, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage published in 2005. Second I will summarize Lars Eighner essay On Dumpster Diving published in 1995. Our government needs to immediately enforce a set of strict standardized laws that carefully regulate and monitor the disposal of todays and more importantly tomorrow trash. I will argue that this is necessary for large corporations and businesses to deduce their consumption. Finally I will argue that we need to educate the public about the importance and need to restrict our consumption to secure our future....   [tags: Environment Views, Standardized Laws]
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Safe Disposal of Waste: Global Trends to Combat Dumping - Global trends to combat dumping To date, very important is the question of safe disposal of waste. Back in 1992 at the International Forum in Rio de Janeiro , this problem has been called one of the main problems of mankind. Increased interest in this issue is caused by an increase in the annual volume of waste produced in the world ( so far ), and the tangible results of their disposal in landfills or burning in the open. As a result of anaerobic (without air) decomposition of organic matter (about 25 % of waste in landfills ), and various kinds of plastic, an allocation of toxic substances - garbage gas consisting of methane (50% is considered to be the main cause of the greenhouse effect...   [tags: burning, processing in different ways] 822 words
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Effects of Sewage Disposal - Effects of Sewage Disposal Enjoying the scenic horizon while out at sea, one must remember there is a hidden and imperative responsibility waiting to ruin the precious itinerary for which you have planned. If uncared for, this responsibility can grow, and expand, and build up until it explodes, literally OR figuratively, and cause a health issue from hell. This responsibility that every fisherman, boat enthusiast, and commercial cruise-line knows all too well is none other than…sewage disposal at sea....   [tags: Papers] 1764 words
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Innovative Waste Disposal - As humanity develops new technology, the magnitude and severity of waste increases. When computers were developed, it widely was believed that the need for paper would be eliminated. On the contrary this was widely proven false and we are now utilizing more paper than ever. Canada is not an exception as the typical Canadian generates an average of three pounds of solid waste each day1. This alone shows what a careless species we have become- using and disposing materials without even considering the damage we are causing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Politics of Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal - The Politics of Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal Nuclear waste disposal is a political problem, not a technical problem.1 — Dr. Edward Teller Highly radioactive waste disposal has become one of the most controversial aspects of nuclear technology. As the amount of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear reactors and high-level radioactive waste from defense-related processing plants has continued to mount, the issue has become increasingly contentious and politicized.2 The politicization of this issue is especially evident in the site selection process of a permanent national repository for the disposal of highly radioactive waste....   [tags: Radioactive Waste Environment Papers]
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Nuclear Waste Disposal - Nuclear Waste Disposal As the millenium approaches, we are faced with the problems created by our technological advances. Everyday we are forced to see the results, from acid rain to polluted beaches. But there is one problem in particular that will probably out-live our generation and the generation which has created it. If properly contained and monitored, it has little affect on us and our environment. However, once it is free of it's containment, it is a destructive and deadly force. This problem is nuclear waste....   [tags: Radiation Pollution Papers]
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Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, and Disposal of the Tingonderoga Numeber 2 Pencil - ... Its straight grain qualities making it ideal for smooth sharpening. The graphite, on the contrary, is mined in China and Sri Lanka. These raw materials are later exported to factories. The metal used in the ferule part of the pencil consists of Zinc, Aluminum, and copper which are mined practically all over the world. Similarly, the rubber used in the eraser is also fabricated around the world using synthetic chemicals such as fillers, accelerators, oils, curing agents, color, and rubber. In consequent, the extraction of these materials is an interdependent process that requires an international effort....   [tags: common consumer items]
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The Basel Convention - Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal - The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal Abstract On March 22, 1989, leaders from 105 nations unanimously adopted the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal. The Basel Convention is the first international convention to control the export of hazardous and other wastes. Since the Convention celebrated its 10th anniversary in 1999, it is an appropriate time for an appraisal of how the Basel Convention has affected international trade of hazardous waste....   [tags: Politics Environment Environmental]
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Danger Underground: Nuclear Waste Disposal in Yucca Mountain - Danger Underground: Nuclear Waste Disposal in Yucca Mountain Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed plans to deposit 70,000 tons of highly radioactive waste underground Yucca Mountain in Nevada. While many environmental questions and concerns have been raised about the safety of the waste disposal plan for the next 10,000 years, there appears to be no alternative. Waste from nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants are a serious environmental problem that will be present for generations to come....   [tags: Nuclear Energy Essays]
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Nuclear Waste Disposal At Yucca Mountain: Right Or Wrong? - Nuclear Waste Disposal At Yucca Mountain: Right or Wrong. As the United States' nuclear waste buildup becomes larger, the need for a permanent storage facility becomes more urgent. One proposed site is in the Yucca Mountains of Nevada. This makes many Nevadans uneasy, as visions of three-legged babies and phosphorescent people come to mind. This is an unfounded worry, as many reasons prove. In fact, the Yucca Mountains provide an ideal site for a permanent underground nuclear waste facility in the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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Medical Waste: Why Incineration is a Waste of Resources - ... The main procedures being, steam sterilization which consists of the complete elimination of microorganisms from the debris so it will be permitted for disposal in the landfill's (Christina Louise Martini), and incineration which as mentioned by (Wendy Stynes), is the burning of infectious waste which reduces the volume and converts it into a non-burnable ash that can be disposed of in the land. While sterilization is used occasionally in the process of discarding Medical waste, in her article “Medical Waste Regulation in the United States: A Dire Need for Recognition and Reform” (Christina Louise Martini) agrees that Incineration however is the more popular selection as more than 80% of...   [tags: environmental field, disposal] 865 words
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A Study on Awareness about Waste Segregation and Waste Recycling among the Post Graduate Students of University Hostels in Manasagangotri Campus - ... The results shows that attitude toward waste reduction behavior has effect on both recycling and reducing waste behavior. And attitude toward waste reduction is determined by involvement, perceived cost and benefit, accessibility of a recycling program, and subjective norm. Hernandez O et al (1999) conducted a pilot study on recycling programme in Quito and the factors associated with residents’ participation in separating their wastes. Result shows Focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and a household survey identified the steps that would have to be taken to increase and sustain Residents’ separation of wastes....   [tags: solid waste disposal]
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The Management of Health Care Waste in Nigeria - ... For instance, injuries can occur during handling of medical waste when the syringes-needles and other sharp objects are collected in risky containers i.e. open containers (references). Also, the overflow of existing sharps containers and unprotected pits or dump sites increase risk exposure of the health care workers, of waste handlers and of the community at large, to needle stick injuries (references). The public exposure of children playing at the dumpsites with needles and vials discarded by physicians and health professional usually occurred in the community....   [tags: disposal, pathogens, hospitals] 754 words
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Capitalism Avoids Costs to Abolish E-Waste - ... This continuing process of updating and mass producing products every year while simultaneously destroying the environment where they get the resources for production has led to the questioning of the functionality of capitalism “Constantly racing to keep itself in place and devouring labor and materials to survive, raises further questions about the sustainability of capitalism” (Robbins et al. 2010, 102). The worst case is Guiyu, China where the whole process of recycling the old electronics are covered up by the mayor and gang leaders that was showcased in 60 Minutes; “Guiyu has the highest level of cancer causing dioxins in the world....   [tags: disposal, environment, economy] 1013 words
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Our E-Waste is Harming The Environment and Developing Countries - What is E-waste. E-waste is also known as electronic waste in which we no longer use our electronics. Did you know that “a massive eighty percent of the e-waste that is generated worldwide is not properly recycled” (Ford, Matt.). What happens with the electronics when we are done with them if they are not recycled properly. Most people just toss out their unwanted electronics, but do you know what happens if you just toss the products. Many end up half way across the world distributed all over third-world countries’ land....   [tags: electronics, pollutants, disposal]
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The Often Overlooked and Yet Extremely Important, Toilet - ... Without this revolutionary discovery, we could still be using unsanitary water today. Most early cities had many complications concerning the disposal of waste along with the distribution of goods. By the intelligence of the Minoans, they were able to conquer these two problems with the use of their palace system, and its workers. Water was a very important key to the sanitation, along with the removal of waste, and the Minoan civilization did a near perfect job for the age with their water system....   [tags: sanitary, disposal, waste] 731 words
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Taking a Look at Pavement Recycling - ... Other properties must be also evaluated in the RAP aggregate (abrasion, durability, etc.), and they must meet minimum requirements, or virgin aggregate must be added to meet the specifications required in the HMA. After the RAP has been removed and transported to the Hot Mix Plant, it can be used immediately, or it can be stored in stockpiles. If stockpiled, special attention must be given to the RAP as it doesn’t drain in the same way that regular aggregate stockpiles drain and excess of moisture content can reduce productivity, and decrease the percentage of RAP that can be used in the recycled HMA mixture....   [tags: disposal of waste materials] 3165 words
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Unhygenic Waste Disposal in Kenya - ... In 2008, the Community Cooker Foundation introduced a communal stove that was designed to turn garbage into energy that was clean and safe to use for both the environment and the person. It was designed in hope to turn Nairobi’s biggest slum, Kibera, around and lessen the pollution of goundwater and rivers, pollution of the food chain, the levels of Methane gas emissions, as well as the impact it would have on the environment and one’s health. The cooker itself is low in cost and doesn’t require advanced technology....   [tags: slums in kenya]
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Legislating Medical Waste - On average one hospital discards 80,000 pound's worth of medical waste annually, which can cost up to $15,200, just to dispose it properly. Now one might think that medical waste is anything discarded in a hospital however the true definition of medical waste is quite restricted, and you might be surprised to discover that only 20% of a hospital's waste is actually labeled “medical waste”."The interpretation is any infectious waste materials generated at health care facilities". However Medical waste didn't always have a definition, which resulted in some unpleasant consequences until the year of 1988, a defining point for health care facilities within the U.S....   [tags: hospitals, disposal, panic]
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A Functionalist Perspective on Illegal Dumping - A Functionalist Perspective on Illegal Dumping Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste or trash in areas other than permitted disposal sites. Forms of illegal dumping and litter include disposing of empty cans in a forest, pouring factory waste down a storm sewer, placing furniture along a back property line, dropping a bag of grass trimmings in an open field, and discarding cigarette butts on the side of the road. The many forms of illegal dumping translate to high costs for the environment and to society to clean up the waste....   [tags: health, safety, disposal of waste, trash]
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Taking a look at Mine Waste - ... Instability of the structures has caused increased concern by the mine operators and the government regulators because of impacts on the environment and risk to the safety of personnel, equipment and infrastructure. The volumes of mine waste produced depends mainly on the geologic characteristics of an ore body, the type of mining (underground or open pit), and the nature of ore extracted as well as the size of the mining operation. Because of the generation of this huge volume of waste material the management and handling of which has a critical impact on the mining activities....   [tags: disposal of mine rock, geological characteristics] 812 words
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Abortion: A Pro-Life View - ... Guilt, anger, anxiety, depression, broken relationships, “numbing”, and even suicide; all of these are symptoms of Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS). PAS is the emotional/psychological damage women may experience after having an abortion. According to Dangers of Legal Abortion by Ann Saltenberger, women who have had abortions are nine times more likely to attempt suicide than women in the general population. Men, or the father, portray a range of emotions after their partner’s abortion. These include grief, guilt, rage/anger, relationship problems, and a sense of male impotence....   [tags: termination of pregnancy,careless disposal of life]
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The Yucca Mountain Project - The Yucca Mountain Project Kai Erikson argues that radiation and other forms of radioactive waste are a new species of trouble (Erikson, 1994). Nuclear waste disposal is a pressing issue of extreme importance. Nuclear waste is material that either contains a radioactive substance or has been contaminated by radioactive elements and is no longer useful. With all of the dangers surrounding nuclear waste and a half-life of one hundred thousand years this issue must be solved with complete certainty....   [tags: Nuclear Waste Disposal Nevada Essays] 937 words
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Nuclear Waste Disposal - Nuclear Waste and the Effects on Human Life Statement of the issue: Nuclear waste is a growing concern in the Untied States and throughout the world today. Even right now as I type this paper Congress is debating as to allow nuclear waste to be stored in Yucca Mountain in Nevada. This debate in Congress will help decide the way that the Untied States deals with nuclear waste issues in the future. Nuclear waste is hazardous to human life. It contains many harmful chemicals that could hurt life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Septic Tank and Sewer System Analysis in Nobelton, King City, Ontario, Canada - 1.0 INTRODUCTION The community that is focused on this report is called Nobelton and it’s situated within King City at the intersection of Highway 27 & King Road. The sewer services were provided through on-site septic tanks in this community. The purpose of this report is to propose a well-designed sanitary system instead of the septic tanks for the distribution of sewer services at Wellington Street conduct an assessment of possibility of connecting it to existing sanitary systems on Ellis Avenue....   [tags: sewage disposal]
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E-waste - Over the past decade there was a prominent development observed in the sphere of high technologies production, so the scale of electronics market becomes wider and spins up from day to day. “According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), consumers were expected to purchase 500 million units of consumer electronics in the US in 2008. US households spend about $1407 per year on hardware.” (Electronics Takeback coalition, 2010) Accordingly, there is a clear tendency of rapid substitution of electronic appliances observed, as every other day producers offer consumers more efficient and powerful gadgets instead of their predecessors....   [tags: Waste Management, Disposal and Recycling] 1311 words
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The Consequences of Continued Use of Nuclear Power Plants in the USA - ... At that time, the research held by Club of Rome - an authoritative community of scholars from around the world – became widely known. The authors of the study admitted the fact that depletion of natural reserves of fossil resources is inevitable, including oil, which is the key to the global economy, and their sharp rise in price. In turn, the potential reserves of nuclear fuel (238U, 235U, and 232Th) solved the problem of fuel for a long term. The terms of atomic energy development were extremely favorable....   [tags: electricity, radiation, disposal] 2660 words
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Do You Know What's In Your Landfill? - General consensus is that landfills and garbage dumps are horrible ways to dispose of garbage and no one should throw away anything that can be recycled and thus keep the earth clean and keep the garbage dumps smaller, therefor the world would be a better place by doing so. But are landfills really that horrible. Contrary to popular belief, landfills are amazing in many different ways. Witch the general population is unaware of. Landfills produce a resourceful gas that can be converted into electricity....   [tags: comunity grabage disposal and management]
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Nuclear Energy: Don’t be a Fossil Fool! - Nuclear Energy: Don’t be a Fossil Fool. For decades, the world has been in a struggle about utilizing nuclear energy. From 1985, when American Cold War fears stifled nuclear technology applications for power, to 2011, when the Japanese Fukishima nuclear incident resulted in many anti-nuclear sentiments, emphasis has never been placed on the potential that nuclear energy poses. These sentiments include the ideas that nuclear power poses numerous threats to people and the environment, including consequences of uranium mining, processing and transport, nuclear weapons proliferation or sabotage, and of radioactive nuclear waste; Reactors, due to their complexities, are more likely to fail and c...   [tags: waste, disposal, reactors] 2274 words
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Ethnography of the American Flag - ... Alongside the leader of the ceremony there are thirteen helpers representing the thirteen colonies. They come up to the flag in order of the colonies creation and cut off a stripe of the flag, representing the removal of their colony. The helper then places their stripe into an incinerator. This continues until all the pieces are in the incinerator and the fire is lit. While the participants of the ceremony watch the flag burn the ceremony leader says “Nothing is really ended until it is forgotten....   [tags: disposal, ritual, symbol]
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The Levels of Power that Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations Have at their Disposal to Influence Environmental Politics - ... After UNCED as has been seen in Vienna, Cairo, Copenhagen, Beijing, and Istanbul, there is no longer any question that NGOs are to be involved in the policy circle at the international level (Van Rooy, 1997). Furthermore Agenda 21 promised to include NGOs at all stages of its implementation, the rules for NGO access to subsequent conferences have been loosened. It is argued here that the victory of Greenpeace over Shell in the North Sea, in June 1995, exemplifies the empowerment of small organisations....   [tags: public awareness, decision makers]
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Cemeteries: Planning for the Dispoal of the Dead - If there is one thing we know for sure is that no one can avoid death. The sensitivity of this issue has always been heavily influenced by religion, culture and economics, but little input from government. However with the dramatic increase from not only the aging of the baby boomer generation, in the near future there will be a higher demand for cemetery space and planners will have to step in to come up with resolutions and alternatives (Prothero, 2001). Historically in the United States, burial has been the most common way of disposing of the dead....   [tags: Cemeteries, City Planning]
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Cemeteries: Planning for the Dispoal of the Dead - There is an estimated of more than 100,000 known and named cemeteries in the United States. Cemeteries vary significantly in size. The Federally owned Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia is the largest with 300,000 graves over 600 acres. There are large private cemeteries like Rose Hill in Whittier, CA (1,500 acres), Spring Grove in Cincinnati, OH (730 acres), and Green-Wood in Brooklyn, NY (478 acres). Most common in the United States is the smaller private and municipal cemetery ranging in size from five to 100 acres....   [tags: religion, death, cemeteries]
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The Nuclear Energy Controversy: Finding a Place for the Nuclear Waste - Nuclear waste has a reputation for making law makers and the public uneasy, thus it is difficult to find a site for nuclear waste disposal units. However, creating such sites is necessary to allow nuclear energy to the electricity production forefront in America. In the search for a waste disposal location, companies have been turning toward Native American reservations as the final resting places of the radioactive waste. Multiple tribes have quickly denied companies access to their land, but others have taken advantage of the potentially prosperous opportunity....   [tags: pollution, radiation, environmental issues]
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The National Patient Safety Agency and The Information Act - ... The objectives of appraisal and retention scheduling is to survey, identify and document each business activities that carries out by NPSA, to identify the requirement for evidence of each business function, activities and transaction of those agencies, to establish formal appraisal and retention and disposition policies and also to establish a set of retention schedules that specify the types and time period of each records will be held. The NPSA appraisal policy defines appraisal as the process of evaluating the activities of the NPSA to determine which records need to be kept to meet the NPSA’s business needs and those stakeholders and to provide accountability for the NPSA’s actions...   [tags: policy, freedom, patients] 601 words
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How Is Waste Management Affected By Socioeconomic Factors? - How Is Waste Management Affected By Socioeconomic Factors. Summary. One of the most pressing environmental issues facing the world today is the issue of waste management and disposal. This problem crosses all international borders and touches the lives of all of the world’s peoples. Waste management encompasses everything from collection and handling to disposal by incineration, landfill and other methods, and recycling. Also included are the serious associated implications for the health of people and the environment....   [tags: Ecology Pollution Environmental Essays]
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U.S. Municipal Solid Waste - In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that Americans generated 250 million tons of municipal solid waste, MSW1, of which only 87 million tons were recycled or composted (“Municipal Solid Waste”, 1). This value, however, does not represent the total amount waste generated by the United States since MSW only accounts for 2 percent of total waste generated. As more trash is generated, space to construct more landfills becomes an issue. In order to reduce the amount of solid waste produced, the federal government must implement and enforce a new waste disposal method that emphasizes composting food waste....   [tags: Environmental Protection Agency]
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Discarded Needles, A Danger for Children - A child’s imagination can transform the mundane into the fantastical. In the eyes of a child a simple cardboard box can become a castle and a table can become a fort. This ability to daydream is one of the hallmarks of childhood, but it can also prove dangerous if the repurposed toy is a used sharp. Every year children around the globe are the victims of Community Acquired Accidental Needle Stick Injuries. Discarded sharps represent a serious threat to public health when they are disposed of in improper ways....   [tags: needle stick injuries, discarded needle sticks] 893 words
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Ewaste and the Basel Convention - ... With the creation of international mandates and customary international law and tightening of national environmental laws, proper disposal rose significantly in costs. Due to this and the constant increase in the amount of ewaste, Western more developed countries were searching for ways to cut costs of disposal, and thus created trans-boundary disposal into non-western, poorer countries. Trans-boundary disposal was not just limited to hazardous waste, but also to garbage in general. However, industrialized countries of the world produce roughly ninety percent of all hazardous waste, and attempt to pawn their waste (and all of its consequences) onto poorer countries and peoples, thus crea...   [tags: technological advacements, improving] 1391 words
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A Solution to E-Waste - Over the past decade there was a profound development achieved in the sphere of high technologies production. Now the scale of electronics market becomes wider and spins up day by day with a cyclic launch of new electronic appliances with enhanced features. “According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), consumers were expected to purchase 500 million units of consumer electronics in the US in 2008.” (Electronics Takeback coalition, 2010) Consequently, a clear tendency toward rapid substitution of electronic appliances can be observed....   [tags: Recycling Electronics]
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