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Harmful Effect of Landfill


Over 250 million tons of trash hurried in USA land fills every year. Enough to bury 16000 football fields 10 ft. deep.


Land fill emit 5.6 million tons of methane annually a green house gas will be 70 times stronger than C02 over next 20 years. Methane is second largest contributor in climate change. Land fill release uncontrolled emission carcinogens- over 170 pollutants 44 air toxic even when they have collection systems in place.


Land fill create letches. a potentially toxic liquid. It can contaminate ground water & make landfill environmental burden for generation.


Accidental fire at land fills & uncontrolled burning at residential waste are leading man made sources of dioxin emission in US.