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Review for Quiz 2 Solid Waste. 10/4/12. What is Hazardous Waste? . Any substance that is: Flammable Reactive Toxic Corrosive. What percent of solid waste in the united states is municipal solid waste? . 60%. What is Municipal Solid Waste? .

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what is hazardous waste
What is Hazardous Waste?
  • Any substance that is:
    • Flammable
    • Reactive
    • Toxic
    • Corrosive
what is municipal solid waste
What is Municipal Solid Waste?
  • Waste that is produced in a households, institutions (like schools) or small business
what is an openlandfill
What is an openlandfill?
  • An uncovered landfill.
what is a sanitary landfill
What is a sanitary landfill?
  • Sanity landfills are closed landfills, that try to keep all of the solid and liquid waste in the landfill, underground.
how can we manage hazardous waste
How can we manage hazardous waste?
  • Deep well disposal
  • Surface impoundments
  • Above ground storage facilities
what is a deep well injection
What is a deep well injection?
  • Hazardous wastes are pumped through a pipe full of dry, porous rock, where they soak into the rocks
what is a disadvantage of surface impounds
What is a disadvantage of surface impounds?
  • Groundwater contamination from leakage liners and overflow
  • Air pollution from volatile organic compounds
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According the United Nations, more economically developed countries make up 19% of the world’s population. What percentage of resources do more developed countries consume and how much of the world’s waste do they produce?

  • 88% of the resources, 75% of the waste
what is the difference between municipal solid waste and industrial waste
What is the difference between municipal solid waste and industrial waste?
  • Municipal waste is produced from households, institutions and small business, while industrial waste is produced by mines, factories, refineries, food growers, and large businesses that supply us with goods and services.
what is the largest component of municipal solid waste in landfills in the united states
What is the largest component of municipal solid waste in landfills in the United States?
  • Paper
what is not a part of integrated waste management
What is NOT a part of Integrated Waste Management?
  • Using Disposable products, such as plastic water bottles, diapers, paper plates…etc.
what is the most serious immediate problem associated with sanitary landfills
What is the most serious immediate problem associated with Sanitary Landfills?
  • Leachate that leaks into groundwater.
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Which method of waste disposal reduces the volume of waste but could release toxic emissions into the atmosphere?
  • Incineration (Burning trash)