Canada’s Toxic “Dumpcano” Finally Extinguished After Four Months

September 18, 2014 by  
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A dump fire that has been burning for nearly four months in the remote northern Canadian city of Iqaluit has finally been extinguished. The “Dumpcano” as it has been known locally has been spewing toxic fumes into the town’s air, forcing residents indoors over the summer months due to the short- and long-term health risks of the smoke. The fire began when garbage in the four-story pile spontaneously combusted, forming a molten core that at times burned at temperatures of 500 degrees Celsius. The incident has highlighted the difficulties of managing waste materials in an environment that is frozen solid for around nine months of the year. Read the rest of Canada’s Toxic “Dumpcano” Finally Extinguished After Four Months Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Air quality , canada , Dumpcano , fire , garbage dump , garbage separation , human waste , Iqaluit , Iqaluit Dumpcano extinguished , Nunavut , permafrost , public health , recycling , toxic fumes , toxic smoke , waste disposal , waste treatment

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The Hidden Life of Garbage Revealed in Minidocumentary (Video)

February 5, 2010 by  
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Screenshot via Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage Around 23% of the solid waste going to US landfills could be composted. Only around 11% of electronics are recycled…the rest heading to landfill.

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