Free floodplains of hazwaste facilities
Factories, oil-tank farms, bulk-chemical storage facilities and sewage treatment plants historically have been located along water-ways and within floodplains. Such facilities are built to withstand some flooding; however, a major flood can destroy barriers, rupture storage tanks, and wash out material from hazardous and solid waste landfills, and surface impoundments
Wagner, T P. (1994). Free floodplains of hazwaste facilities. Hazmat World, 7(3),.