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Landfills

Landfill Limitation (in Oklahoma)
House Bill 2720 adds to state guidelines governing the sitting of municipal garbage dumps. The Governor signed the bill into law, effective immediately.

      
The new statute prohibits the Department of Environmental Quality from issuing a permit to establish a new solid waste landfill at any location that is within a locally fractured or cavernous limestone bedrock, which is porous, and that is within five miles of any water well owned by a rural water district.
     
Where the Dollars Go?
 

Air quality 5.1%
Forestry 9.8%
Fish & Wildlife 15.4%
Hazardous Waste 15.0%
Land Management 3.0%
Solid Waste 12.1%
Water Quality and Resources 30.5%
Other 9.1%
Source: State and Local Source Book 2000

         
Resources
DEQ: list of all landfills.
EPA Waste Minimization National Plan.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
MSW Disposal: Learn about landfills from the EPA.
Landfills: Hazardous to the Environment informs people about the hazards of landfills.
The Environment - A global challenge.
Bioreactor Landfill Demonstration Project.
WasteAge: Provides up-to-date information on EPA programs.