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Title page for E-project-070407-151148

Project TypeIQP
Submission date2007-07-04
  • Anthony J Morocco, ME
  • David W Nelson, CM
  • Benjamin Robert St James, BE
  • URNE-project-070407-151148
    DivisionUrban and Environmental Planning
    CenterSan Jose, Costa Rica
    SponsorEmpresa de Servicios Publicos de Heredia
    TitleBetter Waste Management Practices for ESPH
  • El-Korchi, Tahar, CE
  • Higgins, Lorraine D, HU
  • Availability unrestricted


    Empresa de Servicios Publicos de Heredia (ESPH) is a utilities company located in Heredia, Costa Rica that supplies potable water, electricity, and public lighting to the citizens of Heredia. As a byproduct of the services ESPH provides, hazardous wastes stored in ESPH's three warehouse facilities have built up to the point where they adversely effect the environment. Once onsite in Costa Rica, we selected two of these hazardous wastes, Polychlorinated Biphenyl containing electrical transformers and mercury-containing HID lamps. Our goal in this project was to offer solutions for better handling and storage for these wastes as well as to compile feasible options for disposal.

  • ESPH.pdf

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