Accession Number:

ADA282519

Title:

Solid Waste Disposal Alternatives for the U.S. Military Academy

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Military Academy USMA at West Point, NY, currently disposes of its solid wastes through several contractors at the Orange County NY landfill. This landfill is expected to run out of space within 5 years, and expansion of the landfill cannot be assumed because it is located over a primary aquifer. Therefore, USMA must have a solid waste disposal plan in place and ready to operate within 5 years, but formulating such a plan is complicated by technical, political, and regulatory considerations. This report discusses the major issues USMA has had to consider in its attempt to create a solid waste plan, including disposal alternatives, costs, siting and environmental issues for landfills and waste incinerators, and the role of recycling. The authors recommend economically viable solid waste management alternatives for USMA.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE