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New York State Legislative Commission on Solid Waste Management Videotapes on Solid Waste Management

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This 52-minute video documentary, "The Mountain in the City," focuses on the problems of solid waste management in the state and the efforts of individuals, groups, and State and local government to solve these problems. Topics include resource recovery, materials recycling, and the environmental impact of waste and disposal. The documentary is narrated by actor James Whitmore with music by Pete Seeger and others.
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16.1 cubic feet [1 videocassettee (VHS) (52 min)1/2 in.; and circa 200 U-matic videotapes]
Inclusive Dates:
1986-1991
Series Number:
L0102

Scope and Content Note

The documentary discusses the problems associated with solid waste and the efforts of individuals, groups, and state and local government across the state to solve these problems. Topics covered include resource recovery, materials recycling, and the environmental impact of waste and disposal. The documentary includes scenes of a number of landfills and waste disposal and recycling facilities throughout the state. The documentary is narrated by actor James Whitmore and includes music by singer Pete Seeger and others.

L0102-86: The accretion consists of a 52-minute video documentary, "The Mountain in the City," focusing on the problems of solid waste management in the state.

L0102-97: This accretion consists entirely of 3/4" U-matic tapes. Transferred in bulk as an emergency accession, the tapes require processing for identification and possible weeding of stock footage which does not reflect the functions of the agency.

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