Along the Road to K

by Michael B. Sonnen, Disposal Control Service Inc, Upland, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Allegations of threats from toxic and hazardous wastes advanced on political and emotional planes threaten, themselves, to overshadow the facts that should dominate ultimate technical and political strategy for managing these wastes. Engineers must help by identifying and analyzing the numerous variables and presenting results dispassionately to the public and its representatives. The title derives from: denoting disposal sites analytically as k = 1 to K; the paper's finding that road distance to k dominates; and the rudimentary if conclusive, but still 'along the road,' nature of the analyses reported.

Subject Headings: Highways and roads | Political factors | Waste disposal | Waste treatment | Risk management | Human factors | Waste sites | Site investigation

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