Dec 13, 2017 in Environment

Environment Assessment and Recommendation Plan

Abstract

Solid wastes and other material disposed of in the environment pose great risks to the ecosystem and the human race. Many organizations flaw the regulations put in place for solid waste management. Noncompliance to waste management policy introduces the risks of environmental pollution and new disease strains. Therefore, great effort must be made to contain wastes and manage them better.

A waste management appraisal was conducted at the golf course in order to assess the situation. The risks posed by the solid waste were given greater emphasis triggering the need to come up with a comprehensive waste management plan. The degree of health risks posed by the containers and unknown liquids discovered in the golf course were tested for chemical contents. To achieve this, scientific laboratory research methods were employed. The metal containers were tested to determine their element composition.  Liquid material contained in the containers was also sent for laboratory analysis.

The waste material was classified based on the federal waste management policy. The federal waste management policy classifies solid waste into hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

Hazardous waste

This broad category involves waste material that poses major health-risk factors in the ecosystem has such a potential. This includes household hazardous waste such as pesticides, medical wastes and light bulbs among others. These chemical materials would contaminate water bodies diversifying the risks posed to the population. Industrial hazardous waste will also fall in this category and includes lime, spray lubricants, paint and solvents. Other wastes in this category include characteristic waste and mixed waste.

Non-hazardous waste

This involves many waste categories which do not pose a health risk to humans and do not pose potential health risks. Municipal solid waste is the major one in this effect. This includes garbage and commonly used material. Agricultural and animal waste of which include crop residues. Other categories in this classification are industrial waste and construction and demolition waste. These include the materials that were used in renovation but were not recycled and properly disposed. The unmarked gallons of liquid found in the golf course would fall in this category. This consists of rain water that is contaminated with the previous contents of the containers. In case the liquids are allowed to spill, they will contaminate farms and produce toxic substances posing a great risk to the ecosystem.

There are various ways of containing the situation and managing the wastes. Solid wasted which includes metal paint containers that were left at the site during renovation should be recycled or reused. Combustion of other materials like rags abandoned at the site would be necessary to reduce the dumping space.

Transfer stations should be introduced at the site in order to manage future wastes. These are intermediate waste disposal facilities that are later loaded and transferred to a larger dumping site away from the location. Composting is a way in which the biodegradable material is returned to the soil.

Basing on the above assessment of the situation, the client would choose an environmental control plan that suits their budgetary allocation and policies.

The client should avoid using malathion as a measure to control mosquitoes since it has long term harmful effect. They should consider using other methods for instance draining of water ponds and clearance of nearby bushes.

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