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The usage of mercury in electronics devices that end up producing e-waste is small but present in some components. Though not widely used now, cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors contain mercury as do some button batteries, liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors and screens and some printed circuit boards and switches.


The whole point of running a landfill site is to generate hydrocarbons to burn in a generator. The ideal mix is < 5% O2, ~40-60% CH4 and ~60-40% CO2. If you trap these emissions in the soil, the quality/calorific value of the gas is reduced, meaning you need to flare more of it, and/or the turbine is less efficient. In addition, landfill sites are managed ...

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