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S: Landfills By: Crystal Mui

BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss

FC: Landfills!

1: What is a landfill? A landfill is where people throw their garbage and it becomes a huge island. Garbage man throws their garbage there. It gets covered by soil after. Then landfill cover by soil!

2: Landfill: A huge hole in the ground that has garbage then gets buried. | How does a landfill work? Your garbage gets thrown in a big ditch in the ground. Every day garbage gets thrown in it. After it can't take anymore garbage it will be covered by soil. It will stink after a few years and if water or any liquid that gets through than it will be bad. Bad liquid will come out and we need to use pipes and that can not get it all so it will break and go in the earth.

4: Real life example. A real life example of having a landfill is when people come and pick up our garbage. The garbage man comes get the garbage bag than they throw it in the truck. After the truck will dump all the garbage in a hole, when the hole gets filled with garbage than the garbage man would cover it with soil. That is what we call a landfill. | BAD ECOSYSTEM!

5: what are some of the short term effects? Good thing that lasted for a short time: Your garbage is gone. Bad thing that last for a short time:

6: Long term affect: It will harm the environment, The pipes will break and then the liquid will go in the earth and harm it, the smell will never leave, the garbage will stay here,

7: It can affect wild life and animals because when you dig out that ditch the animals will have no where to go and then they will die because we just took their land and made them homeless for our own personal use. for people it might take away homes from farmers plus the toxic wast air would be unhealthy for us.

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  • Title: Landfills
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