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Science Ch4

Environmental Sci Ch4

TermDefinition
litter the layer of dead leaves and grass on top of the soil
topsoil an upper layer of soil consisting of rock fragments, nutrients ,water, air and decaying plant and animal matter
erosion the process by which water, wind or ice moves particles of rock or soil
incineration the burning of solid waste
sanitary landfill a landfill that holds non hazardous waste such as municipal solid waste and construction debris
biodegradable capable of being broken down by bacteria and other decomposers
composting the process of helping biodegradable wastes to decompose naturally
hazardous waste a material that can be harmful if it is not properly disposed of
sewage the water and human wastes that are washed down sinks, toilets and showers
emissions pollutants that are released into the air
radon a colorless, odorless, radioacative gas
Created by: mrsschaaf