THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECT OF ILLEGAL DUMP SITES AND LAND FILLS IN EMENE AND ENVIRONS
Environmental problems of illegal dumping of refuse are many. The effects of illegal dumping of refuse along the roads and at some designated spot in Emene and environs are enormous. Environmental degradation is the
deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water, and soil, the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife. This paper reviewed the environmental effect of illegal dumping of refuse in
Emene Enugu East L.G.A of Enugu State, the causes and effects on the people. Environmental issues such as pollution (air, water), solid waste, global warming, ozone layer depletion, flooding and land degradation with its
effects of human activities were also discussed. Primary and secondary data were used for the review of the effect of the environmental problems associated with illegal dumping of refuse. Policy options for upgrading the degraded environment were also suggested.