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Item #d89feb76

"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.

Item #d89feb77

"Controlling CO2 Buildup in the Atmosphere," H. Oman (Boeing Aerospace Co., Seattle WA 98124), Chemtech, 18(2), 116-119, Feb. 1988.

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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