Spatial Analysis of Dumpsites Volumes from Rural Territory Case Study: Neamt County, Romania

Spatial analysis of dumpsites volumes from rural territory Case study: Neamt County, Romania, Forum Geografic. Geographical studies and environment protection research, 12 (1):59-66

8 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2015

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Florin Mihai

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Andreea Lamasanu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Open dumps was the main option of the local communities in household waste management, this practice being banned after July 16, 2009. The paper examines the correlation between dumpsites volumes, population density and local geographical conditions in the context that in most rural administrative-territorial units of the county there were no facilities for waste collection. The geographical distribution of dumpsites volumes reflects the disparities between different areas of the county and on the other hand, it highlights the spaces exposed to pollution. Also, the comparative analysis between 2004 (pre-accession) and 2009 (post-accession) reflects a rudimentary waste management system in this period which favored the waste dumping. This paper analyses the issues of rural waste management and its environmental implications at local scale. Such approaches are necessary for a proper analysis of EU environmental policies implementation at regional and local level.

Keywords: dumpsites, spatial analysis, geographical conditions, rural area, Neamt county, Romania

JEL Classification: Q20, R52, R58, K32

Suggested Citation

Mihai, Florin and Lamasanu, Andreea, Spatial Analysis of Dumpsites Volumes from Rural Territory Case Study: Neamt County, Romania (2013). Spatial analysis of dumpsites volumes from rural territory Case study: Neamt County, Romania, Forum Geografic. Geographical studies and environment protection research, 12 (1):59-66. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2550045

Florin Mihai (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Andreea Lamasanu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

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