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Landfills in the United States: Love Canal, Munisport, Fresh Kills Landfill, Laurel Park Incorporated, Fountain Avenue Books LLC

Landfills in the United States: Love Canal, Munisport, Fresh Kills Landfill, Laurel Park Incorporated, Fountain Avenue

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Published May 6th 2010
ISBN : 9781155710402
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92 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Love Canal, Munisport, Fresh Kills Landfill, Laurel ParkMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Love Canal, Munisport, Fresh Kills Landfill, Laurel Park Incorporated, Fountain Avenue (Brooklyn, New York), Canal Area, San Rafael, California, Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Hercules 009 Landfill, Toyon Canyon Landfill, Agriculture Street Landfill, Warren County Pcb Landfill, Shoreline Park, Mountain View, Kin-Buc Landfill, Junipero Serra Landfill, Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Randolph Farms Landfill, Seneca Meadows Landfill, Rolling Knolls Landfill, Socrates Sculpture Park, Puente Hills Landfill, Carleton Farms Landfill. Excerpt: Agriculture Street Landfill Superfund site The Agriculture Street Landfill was a dump in New Orleans, Louisiana . The area was later developed for residential use, with unfortunate environmental consequences. It became a Superfund cleanup site. History A city dump This area in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans was swampy low ground when it began to be used as a dump in 1909. The landfill became one of the areas main dumps for both residential and industrial waste. It often caught fire, with flames and smoke visible for a good distance away, and got the local nickname Dantes Inferno . The dump was first closed in 1952, but continued as a sanitary landfill site to the end of the decade. It reopened in the aftermath of Hurricane Betsy, and much debris from that storm was deposited on site. It was officially reclosed in 1966, although reports indicate that dumping continued for another year. The landfill site was then covered with ash from city incinerators and compacted by bulldozers . Redevelopment Starting in 1976, the old dump site was covered with sand and soil then redeveloped as a residential neighborhood, with housing, Moton Elementary School, and small businesses built and occupied over the site. Three residential developments - Press Park, LGord...