Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad Co. v. Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures (SCRAP), 422 U.S. 289 (1975).
In a single year municipal refuse accumulates in an amount which would cover half the area of Connecticut (2,500 square miles) with a layer of refuse one foot thick. The refuse is composed of 12 million tons of iron and steel, 13 million tons of glass, and over a million tons of aluminum, zinc, lead, tin and copper. Nationwide, collecting and disposing of this refuse costs approximately $6 billion annually.
Steiner, Patricia J.
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