FRESH KILLS LANDFILL

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Phragmites on the North Mound in the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island in New York seen on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The landfill was officially closed on March 22, 2001, having been opened in 1947, and is in the process of being converted into the 2200 acre Fresh Kills Park a process expected to take at least 30 years. The mounds of landfill have been or are in the process of being capped as vegetation is planted. (© Richard B. Levine)
Phragmites on the North Mound in the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island in New York seen on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The landfill was officially closed on March 22, 2001, having been opened in 1947, and is in the process of being converted into the 2200 acre Fresh Kills Park a process expected to take at least 30 years. The mounds of landfill have been or are in the process of being capped as vegetation is planted. (© Richard B. Levine)
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