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Chapter 1 Solid Waste

John E. Conover, Jr., P.E.
Environmental Engineer
Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
and Chiang Mai, Thailand
February 8th 2018

Chapter One, Solid Waste

The Long Island Garbage Barge

The Riverhead Landfill Reclamation, by Carl Fritz, P.E.

Riverhead landfill cost overruns

Riverhead landfill lawsuit

The Maldives, solid waste management problems and recommendations

Political problems in the Maldives, February 2018

Political problems can cause pollution or delay the cleanup of pollution.  I am concerned that a delay in the remediation of the solid waste problems in the Maldives could result in less people vacationing there, causing financial hardship in this country that depends on tourism as a big percent of its economy. People also may not want to vacation in a country with political unrest.

Contamination in groundwater is found near leaf composting sites

Donít rake the leaves!

The Pacific Garbage Patch might be twice as big as Rhode Island

Waste to energy plants are more popular in Europe than in America

Sweden will import trash to burn in its waste to energy plants

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