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This paper discusses the development and use of a decision support system for managing disposal systems. A crucial problem in the management of municipal waste is that of locating the plants and choosing the form of treatment and disposal best suited for a given situation. This work documents the implementation of a decision support system for the rational management of municipal solid waste on a regional scale in Lombardy. In particular, it considers the development of a tool for planning the siting of waste disposal plants, keeping overall costs down, and encouraging the recycling and recovery of resources from waste.

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Authors: CARUSO C, CISE Tecnologie Innovative, Segrate (IT);COLORNI A, Politecnico di Milano, Electronics and Computer Science Department (IT);PARUCCINI M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Developments in Environmental Economics, Vol. 5 (1994) pp. 99-112
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