Solid Waste Management Options for Naval Installations on Guam.
Final rept. Jun 83-Feb 84,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The Navys solid waste SW management operations and energy productiondistribution systems on the island of Guam were inspected and evaluated. Air Force and Civil GovGuam operations were also brought into the study in the interest of exploring possible integrated concepts. It was found that SW procedures practiced by the PWC Guam conform well with NAVFAC instructions and EPA guidelines. Opportunities for resource recovery, particularly of aluminum and boxboard, should be exploited, however. The collection and landfill disposal operations can be continued for up to 15 years before changes need to be made. Benefitcost analyses of alternative disposal approaches were performed. The concept of burning all of the Navys SW to steam-drive the Naval stations air conditioning plant emerged as a possibility. Another cost beneficial approach, but one involving the other jurisdictions, would be to erect a turbo-electric 2.5-MW facility that would fire all of the SW generated on Guam. The mass-fired plant would be owned by GovGuam and preferably operated by a full-service contractor. Since both the GovGuam and Air Force landfills have very limited additional usage and acceptable new sites are quite limited, the concept would solve the serious SW disposal problems now faced by both of those entities.
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