Friday, July 6, 2007

Our Identity can be seen from Outer Space



Great Wall of China



Staten Island where Fresh Kills Landfill is situated


The Great wall of china is considered as a only man made which can be seen from outer space. But there are exceptions now. Now modern & developed world has create a another masterpiece which can be shown from outer space.

It is the Fresh Kills Landfill on the New York City borough of Staten Island which is the largest garbage dumping site in the world. It is 2200 acres in area & it is the bigest single source of methane which is a green house gas 25 times power than most common green house gas CO2.

It was open in 1948 and it is also the highest human-made hill. In fact in 2001 its peak was 25 meters taller than the Statue Of Liberty.

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landfill, landfill sites, sanitary landfill, fresh kills landfill, landfill locations, waste management landfill, solid waste landfill, landfill information, landfill management, landfill statistics

7 comments:

Sam said...

New York holds almost similar number of residence all together in whole Australian continent. And total numbers of people working in NY (commute from other states everyday) + Residence are far bigger than population of Australia or whole Sri Lanka. So for more than 50 years, For all that population, that landfill is very good.

N (aka Childof25) said...

FYI the Great Wall story is an urban legend...

Dilantha Thushara said...

Thanks for comments. It boost my motivation to continously do my hard work. I am doing this work with limited resources of internet.

zaki said...

Interesting...

Miyuru said...

hi,
This topic "Great wall of china can be seen from outer space" is bit disputable..

http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqzgreatwall.htm

But for a landfill it can be true.

Dilantha Thushara said...

I will search more and correct it. Thank you miyuru ayya. Our dep. miss you very much.

Anonymous said...

Hi I just wanted to say that although
the Fresh Kills land fill can be seen with the naked eye from space, you cannot see the great wall of China. In fact it would be ludicrous to believe that you could, being that it's width varies between 15 to 30 feet. From space it would be easier to see a large truck than the great wall of china

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