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CLIP 1576

Environmental problems associated with landfill

Environmental problems associated with landfill
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Key Info
  • Environmental problems associated with landfill
  • Duration: 04:12
  • Landfill sites can be biologically or chemically contaminated. This clip looks at a landfill site in the Netherlands which is being cleaned up to create a nature reserve. Previously the landfill site had been used for household waste and therefore chemical toxins are present beneath the soil. The local community are concerned about chemical leakage through groundwater and worry about implications for their health.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    People and the Environment: Waste and Pollution

  • Keywords: waste, landfill, space, poisonous emissions, leakage, water, environment, contamination, nature reserve, Amsterdam
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used to look at environmental stewardship. Students could be asked to suggest solutions to the problems associated with former landfill locations.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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