Hazardous Wastes

  • Steven I. Gordon


One of the newest areas of environmental control and concern is that of hazardous wastes. This concern has come from the major health risks associated with exposure to many of the orgnaic and inorganic chemicals produced to serve our industrial, agricultural, and other domestic needs and from the sheer volume of solid wastes, including hazardous wastes, that are generated in the U.S. In 1976, municipal solid wastes, amounted to about 130 million metric tons, “enough to fill the New Orleans Superdome from floor to ceiling, twice a day, weekends and holidays included.” (USEPA, May 1978). Estimates of industrial waste generation are 344 million metric tons per year of which 10–15% is probably hazardous waste. This concern has been magnified by the relatively recent “discovery” and publicity associated with abandoned hazardous waste facilities near water supplies, residential developments, schools, and so on.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven I. Gordon
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  1. 1.Department of City and Regional PlanningThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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