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Description:From 1972, this image depicted activities at an illegal landfill, where the improper dumping of waste materials was taking place, polluting the surrounding air and groundwater.
This image stresses the importance of environmental regulations governing what, and where waste materials may be dumped. With no such regulations, wastes can then be dumped indiscriminately, contaminating ground water, which supplies the drinking water of nearby zones of human habitation. Gases expelled from the decaying dumped materials can also negatively impact the air breathed by these same inhabitants.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Christine Parks
Creation Date:1972
Photo Credit:
Links:ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CDC – Healthy Water
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.