America Dumps

A study of American landfills and their neighboring metropolitan communities. Modern sanitary landfills entomb solid waste within layers of plastic, soil, and clay to protect public and environmental health and to reduce odor. In the process methane-expelling mounds rise from millions of tons of trash. Images from Google Maps (April 2018) depict some of the largest sites from an EPA dataset (February 2018). Non-mobile devices click images for location, tons, and other details.

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