MadSci Network: Environment & Ecology

Re: Where is the largest landfill in the world?

Date: Sun Mar 7 19:16:01 1999
Posted By: Mark Madachik, PD, Heartland Farm/Nursery
Area of science: Environment & Ecology
ID: 920492428.En

Hi Tiffany,
There is sort of no such thing as the largest landfill because new ones 
keep getting bigger all the time.  
The owners don't like to talk about size because that gets their neighbors 
and the EPA snooping. Municipalities such as NY try to keep the lid on as 
well because they tend to do a schlock job of running the things.
Probably two states with the largest fills are NY and California.  Emelle 
Alabama had the largest hazardous waste fill in the country second only to 
Oregon, Ohio which is up near Toledo.
Those around NY, NJ etc area tend to be huge due to the concentrated 
Most of the large "hazardous" fills are now out in Nevada, Montana, Idaho, 
and are owned by the Northern Pacific railroad and others.
Don't know if that helps.    Mark

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