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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1989
"Mobility of Chlorofluorocarbons in Deposits of Shredder Wastes from
Plastic and Metal Utilizing Industries," S. Haderlein (Lehrstuhl für
Hydrologie, Univ. Bayreuth, Postfach 101251, D-8580 Bayreuth, West Germany), K.
Pecher, Water, Air, Soil Pollut., 37(3/4), 459-464, Feb. 1988.
To detect contaminated areas, landfill gas samples were drawn from an active
sanitary landfill in West Germany. The amount and rate of outgassing of CFCs
were determined with a one-dimensional diffusion model. Results show that
deposition of shredder wastes containing CFCs led to a quick loss of these
substances to the atmosphere, with half-life of about 2 days. To reduce these
emissions from landfills, contaminated wastes should be covered with compacted
adsorbing layers, such as sewage sludge, as soon as deposited.
"Controlling CO2 Buildup in the Atmosphere," H. Oman (Boeing
Aerospace Co., Seattle WA 98124), Chemtech, 18(2), 116-119, Feb.
Calculates the merits of alternatives for delivering less CO2 to the
atmosphere. Reviews costs and availability of solar, hydro, hydrogen gas and
nuclear power. Claims we could reduce our CO2 contribution to the atmosphere by
shutting down coal-burning power plants and replacing their output with power
from nuclear plants. Only 360 new nuclear power plants or 7.2 per state would be
needed by the year 2000 to completely replace coal generated power.
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