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Perception of Residents towards the Effects of Landfills on Nearby Residents: The Case of Residents around Summit Landfill

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dc.contributor.advisor Zeleke PhD, Tesfaye
dc.contributor.author Lisanworkk, Mahelet
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-12T08:15:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-12T08:15:39Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/22665
dc.description.abstract Waste management related problems especially that of Solid Waste Management have lived with human for generations. To address this problem of SWM the use of landfill was introduced. The introduction of landfills as an area which are carefully designed and constructed on the top of the ground to separate trash from the surrounding area has its own advantages and disadvantages. Removing waste from sight of residential area and prohibiting waste from contaminating ground water were aimed to be the advantages of landfills. However landfills have been affecting health of residents, they have resulted in air pollution and other environmental effects. Summit landfill is one the landfills within the city of Addis Ababa which is built to address the rising demand in waste management of the city. As summit is one of the newly emerging areas within the city, it has newly built buildings which are attractive to people’s eyes. Even if the area is filled with new and attractive buildings, the existence of the landfill in such an attractive area has minimized the beauty of the area and it also has affected the health and economy of the residents around it. By using questionnaire and interview the researcher was able to obtain data on what residents had to say on the effects of the landfill on residents. Based on the information obtained from the responses of the residents it is concluded that the existence of the landfill has highly affected the life of residents in many ways and it is recommended that assignment of an area as a landfill should come after careful and thorough study en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.title Perception of Residents towards the Effects of Landfills on Nearby Residents: The Case of Residents around Summit Landfill en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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