Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island was slated to be a temporary place to put garbage from metropolitan areas of New York City. For this reason, it was not lined before dumping began. As the Staten Island population began to increase, communities kept building up to the edges of the landfill with the understanding that the landfill would soon be closed. With no viable alternative, 13,000 tons of garbage a day continued to be sent by barge to the Fresh Kills. Which statement best describes why continuing to use Fresh Kills Landfill was not an adequate waste management strategy?
Staten Island needs more land for housing and development.
Transporting waste from New York City to Staten Island is too expensive.
There are other parts of Staten Island the trash could go to instead.
Residents will be exposed to hazardous pollution from the landfill.