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DOW/URV Chair of Sustainable Development - Outstanding Events

Publication of the article: “La gestión de los residuos domésticos en los antiguos vertederos […]”, by Òscar Saladié, in the journal Investigaciones Geográficas.

It has been published, in the last number of the journal “Investigaciones Geográficas” the article which title is “La gestión de los residuos en los antiguos vertederos de la Comarca de la Ribera d’Ebre (Cataluña)", written by Òscar Saladié (Director of the Cátedra DOW/URV of Sustainable Development, professor at the Geography Department and member of the Investigation Group on Territorial Analysis and Touristic Studies of the URV).

Prior to the existence of the controlled landfills and incineration plants, the domestic waste was transported to a land more or less close to the population centers, where they were outdoor and, in some cases, they were even burned, with the implications that such environmental management entails.  When choosing the site of the landfill it wasn’t taking into account any environmental aspect.

In the Catalan region of La Ribera d'Ebre these landfills were in operation until the second half of the 90s of the 20th century, when they were shut down at the same time than the construction of a county landfill. These old dumps, once found, have been analyzed considering its characteristics, the environment where they were and proximity and accessibility to the population center from where waste was transported. It also refers to the process of closing and sealing of the landfill and the current situation of the lands that sheltered

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