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Solid Waste Incineration May Exceed Leaded Gasoline As Source Of Lead Air Pollution In Cities

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January 21, 1999
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Examining sediment cores from New York's Central Park Lake dating back 100 years, a group of scientists conclude that incineration of solid waste, rather than leaded gasoline, has been the dominant source of atmospheric lead to the New York City metropolitan area, and possibly many other urban areas during the 20th century. The findings are in sharp contrast to current mainstream thinking in the scientific community and provide a new perspective on the environmental impact of burning solid waste, according to the researchers.

Central Park Sediment Cores Contradict Current Scientific Thinking


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