Guide for Industrial Waste ManagementChapter 4: Considering the Site (PDF) (38 pp, 301K, About PDF)
This chapter discusses all aspects of choosing an appropriate waste site. It offers suggestions for becoming familiar with environmental, geological, and manmade features that influence siting decisions. It also addresses the special considerations for buffer zones, local land use and zoning regulations, and environmental justice issues.
This chapter helps to answer the following questions:
- What types of sites need special consideration?
- How will I know whether my waste management unit is in an area requiring
- Why should I be concerned about siting a waste management unit in
such an area?
- What actions can I take if I plan to site a unit in these areas?
US EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds Website provides fact sheets on wetlands.
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US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center Web site provides information on earthquake facts.