finding sites for sanitary landfills--the problem was old
sites were filling up and new ones needed to be established
NIMBY: not in my back yard
environmental racism--facilities that release dangerous pollution
tend to get located in poor areas
waste to energy incinerators also faced a lot of opposition (South
- what are the regulations (how are those regulations
going to change)
- what does the technology to reduce pollution cost
- finding a site--neighbors don't want it
- handling the waste--storing it before it is burned and
disposing of the ash
- how will the price of electricity change?
- will people separate recyclable material
- should there be deposits to encourage recycling of
bottles and cans?
- is there a market for the material collected? (eg.
will people pay a little more for recycled paper)
- does this distract attention from reducing waste?
New awareness of the problem of hazardous waste
what kind of system you build depends on your theory of
the public good was the basis on which systems developed
the problem of outdated infrastructure
so long as they were city services, cities could use them to