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Enviro Eco Nature    H2'ed 7/27/21

Coastal Landfills are No Match for Rising Seas

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As sea levels rise, the tens of thousands of dumps and landfills, some massive mountains of refuse and still growing in size, and others closed, unlined and forgotten, located near or at sea level along the US coasts have become a ticking environmental time bomb. When these dumps, which contain vast and unknown amounts of toxics as well as rotting trash that will suck oxygen from coastal wetland waters, are swamped by risinf gseas and attacked by storm surge waves, they will cause an ecological apocalypse. So why does the federal government have no plan to avoid this looming catastrophe?...

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Dave Lindorff, winner of a 2019 "Izzy" Award for Outstanding Independent Journalism from the Park Center for Independent Media in Ithaca, is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper (more...)

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