Week 15: The risks to the environment in selecting a site for a potential waste storage or disposal facility

What environmental risks would need to be taken into account in establishing a waste disposal facility?


  1. risks based on previous experience of management of a central waste facility must include a critical evaluation of the facility in New Mexico where an explosion occurred due to human error, and the enormous compromise the surrounding environment is faced with, as well as the enormous costs associated with closure of the facility and its restoration to a safe standard before it can be reopened.