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Garbage Expert Benjamin Miller

Garbage expert Benjamin Miller discusses the history of rubbish in New York. Hes the former director of policy planning for the New York City Department of Sanitation. Hes just written a book on the subject, entitled Fat of the Land: Garbage in New York: The Last 200 Years. (Four Walls Eight Windows) Miller says that the dumping of garbage has literally shaped New York City as it took over surrounding islands and bulked up Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

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