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Solid waste disposal and reuse in the United States

Solid waste disposal and reuse in the United States

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Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton, Fla .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Factory and trade waste -- United States.,
  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- United States.,
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- United States.,
  • Waste reuse -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography and index.

    Statementeditor, Ishwar P. Murarka. Vol.2.
    ContributionsMurarka, Ishwar P.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination160p. :
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21382265M


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