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Coastal Landfills Are No Match for Rising Seas

Modern technology has brought us toxic waste. It’s bad enough that our landfills are laden with the substances, but now as sea levels rise, the landfills along the coasts have become ticking environmental time bombs.

Journalist Dave Lindorff has been researching this subject for quite some time. The result is a bellwether report titled, Coastal Landfills Are No Match for Rising Seas.

The same rising waters we know that swallow entire homes will also begin eroding polluted landfills; yet no one, from federal and state regulators to major media, has looked at what it will mean for the tens of thousands of sites that lie within a few feet of current sea level.

Nation contributor Dave Lindorff also writes for Salon, London Review of Books, and Counterpunch. He is founder of, and author of four books. He was a 1990s Hong Kong/China correspondent for Business Week. On top of all of that, he’s making a documentary … to be released this winter … centering on the Manhattan Project.


Guy began his career in broadcasting as a field reporter for a commercial radio station in 1975, and was appointed to News Director four years later. During that time he volunteered at KCBX, and in 1982 he was hired as a part-time announcer. The offer of full time Music Director came in 1985. Then in 1986, Guy was promoted to Program Manager, a position he held until October 2011, when he established his own business, Rathbun Productions.