When businesses run out of space to dump their toxic trash they go to poor nations because they do not have strict safety regulations (Gay, 31). The landfills on Earth are not the only place trash is getting put. The ocean is being trashed with plastic bags, soda can holders, and large fishnets, which are harming dolphins, turtles, sea lions, and others (Gay, 69). Military bases in the U.S have more hazardous waste and are responsible for contamination in soil and waters (Gay, 83). There are other hazards happening because we are throwing away so much stuff that companies have to remake all of those products.
I. Introduction to Landfills A landfill is a place where our waste and trash is stored. Sure landfills store our trash, but cause harm to the world and environment. There are many problems with landfills. Pollution is a major problem that is caused by landfills.
Municipal Solid Waste Facilities are one of great controversy and for many reasons. We have the issues of smell, deforestation needed to build the facilities, we have a nuisance issue with birds, skunks and other smaller animals which themselves carry disease and last but not least we also have issues of visual appeal to our communities. Policies address MSW facilities are also and issue due to the shortage of waste disposal sights as well as environmental concerns. The government does require management of all siting waste facilities through the neighboring municipalities and there is also the impact of what is called the NIMBY syndrome that is making siting of MSW facilities difficult to acquire. Landfill shortages due to “Not In My Backyard” ideas create waste disposal issues and when MSW Landfills do not follow regulations it makes the NIMBY syndrome even stronger in idea and policy.
Another way used to dispose of waste is through incineration. This method requires very close monitoring, since the ashes and smoke can still be just as hazardous as its physical form. Burning wastes at very high ... ... middle of paper ... ...e environment that have had an influence on the habitats of many organisms. Most of these pollution incidents have a negative effect on both our environment and economy, which deals with how food is produced and how it is affected by pollution. Water has also been influenced negatively by the overcoming waste that is manufactured by people and certain businesses and when it is polluted by garbage, there is nothing that is done until it becomes a problem.
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It is known that without the atmosphere our planet would be inhabitable, but we continue to put numerous amounts of toxic waste into it. The burning of fossils fuels, produces gases that cause acid rain. Acid rain is harmful to forests, lakes, rivers, and any wildlife that is located in these areas. High standards of living, which developed countries are accustomed to, depends upon fossil fuels to withhold these standards. Therefore, they cause the pollutants that cause acid rain.
Due to overpopulation the sewage system is really failing to be effective and as a result one finds sewage pipes bursting and flooding the streets (Fig. 2), with the waste and then it escalates to water pollution and then it triggers more environmental problems such as contamination of water which results in killing of aquatic organisms. There are other environmental problems that land pollution contributes directly and indirectly, these environmental problems will be discussed. Causes of solid waste pollution Humans produce vast quantities of wastes, in factories, offices in our homes and schools and in such unlikely places as hospitals. Domestic waste, industrial activities, construction activities and sewage sludge are the main cause of land pollution in Orlando Township.
miles (this happens because of the nuclear engines) Human waste is when people dump their.... deification in the water and have sewer lines leading to water which also pollutes a lot (little streams lead to big lakes). Human waste is also when we dump garbage in the ocean because we cannot find places on land to dump it. Some more types of pollution are.. Infectious Gases, Plant nutrients that can simulate growth of aquatic plants which then interfere with water uses and, when decaying, deplete the dissolved oxygen and produce nasty odors. Exotic organic chemicals including: pesticides, various industrial products, detergents. petroleum, inorganic materials, nuclear power plants, industrial sites, medical and scientific use of radioactive materials.
A landfill is essentially a huge hole in the ground. The garbage is dumped into it and then compacted and spread to fit as much as possible. “Landfills are ugly, polluting and an environmentally unfriendly way to dispose waste.” (Hunter, 2012) As additional waste is produced, other landfill sites are necessary. If the landfill is not lined or capped, the soil and ground water becomes polluted. These pollutants affect wildlife, food, and drinking water.