Buying time, selling air

Dunson, Cheryl L.
December 1997
World Wastes;Dec97, Vol. 40 Issue 12, p24
Trade Publication
Discusses the management of refuse disposal landfills in the United States. Competing landfills in the Gold Coast; Capping competition and slopes; Communication of design and engineering theories to landfill personnel.


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