Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 35, No. 5, 2004, pp. 349–353. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 5, 2004, pp. 393–397. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by P. Tulupov, A. Tulupov. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Ecological Hazard of Sites of Industrial and Municipal Waste Disposal P. E. Tulupov and A. P. Tulupov Khimek Research and Production Enterprise, pr. Lenina 75a, Obninsk, Kaluga oblast, 249037 Russia Received April 14, 2003 Key words: atmosphere, biological transformation, water, pollution, identiﬁcation, monitoring, waste, ground- water, surface waters, toxic agents, ecological hazard. The hazard to ecological safety created by industrial ants to groundwater until it decreases below the MAC.” and municipal waste disposal sites (WDSs) is an acute Only one thing remains unclear: What exactly should problem in Russia, the more so because up to 99% of be done? wastes in the country are stored, rather than reprocessed Our studies on the Kursk WDS have shown that the (compared to 80% in the United States, 60–70% in bulk of organic compounds—the products of biological Europe, and only 35% in Japan). However, the efforts transformation of waste materials within its “body”— to solve this problem are obviously insufﬁcient. The concentrates in the gaseous phase (96–99%), with real degree
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