Burning Waste in Tacoma Steam Plant #2

Bibliography Copyright 2001 Carianne Kehm-Goins

Primary Sources

Association of Science Technology Centers. Accessed 18 February 2001.   http://www.astc.org/exhibitions.rotten/burn.htm. Website that gives general overview of waste disposal options. 

Ebasco Plant Services Inc. City of Tacoma, Light Division, Steam Plant No. 2, Repowering Project: Operations Plan: Final Report. July 1989. Document detailing the operations of the Steam Plant in Tacoma. Includes public forum questions and answers.

City  of  Tacoma. http://www.cityoftacoma.org/default.asp?main=/32waste2energy/default.asp. Accessed 21 January 2001. City of Tacoma website, navigate through the city's various departments.

Hannan, Laurie. Interview by Carianne Kehm-Goins. City of Tacoma, Public Works Department. Steam Plant manager. 14 February 2001.

Kato, Gary. Interview by Carianne Kehm-Goins. City of Tacoma, Public Works Department. Environmental Programs Supervisor. 14 February 2001.

Nose, The. "Steam Plant puts Tacoma on Another National Map." The News Tribune, 28 April 2000. A Short article announcing the induction of Steam Plant No. 2 in the Power Plant Hall of Fame, award given by Power magazine.

Tacoma Public Utilities. "Steam Plant No. 2." August 1991. A brochure printed by the Tacoma Public Utilities. This document gives basic facts about the steam plant and how it functions.

United States Environmental Protection Agency. http://epa.gov   Accessed 4 March 2001. A website outlining the federal government policies and procedures pertaining to the protection of the environment.

United States Environmental Protection Agency. Accessed 24 February 2001.  http://es.epa.gov/techinfo/facts/powrplnt.html. Website outlining the federal government policies and procedures

Secondary Sources

Brunner, Calvin R. Incineration Systems: Selection and Design. England: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc., 1984. A detailed description of incineration systems and the technical components within the machine, and the functions within the incinerators.

The League of Women Voters. The Garbage Primer: Handbook for Citizens. New York: Lyons & Buford, 1993. A book that describes many facets of waste, used as an educational tool. Follows garbage from the trashcan and discusses various paths the garbage could go, and what you can do as a citizen.

Makansi, J. "Special Report: Co-Combustion: Burning Biomass, Fossil Fuels Together Simplifies Waste Disposal, Cuts Fuel Cost." Power 131(7): 11-18. Technical article describing the benefits of burning several fuels together in an incinerator.

Makansi, J. and R. Schwieger. "Fluidized Bed Boilers." Power 126(8); 1982. S-I-S-16. Technical article detailing the components and uses of the fluidized-bed boiler. A main component in an incinerator.

Miller, Benjamin. Fat of the Land: Garbage of New York: The Last Two Hundred Years. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. A history of the political and social issues surrounding garbage disposal.

Tammemagi, Hans. The Waste Crisis: Landfills, Incinerators, and the Search for a Sustainable Future. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. A comprehensive book challenging the current disposal methods. Useful in describing landfills and incineration pros and