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SILVA, Vinícius Arcanjo da  and  FERNANDES, André Luís Teixeira. Scenario of waste management of construction and demolition (CDW) in Uberaba, Minas Gerais (Brazil). Soc. nat. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.2, pp.333-344. ISSN 1982-4513.

In some municipalities, construction waste accounts for 60% of the monamount of waste that is generated in urban centers. The city of Uberaba lives with significant environmental impacts caused by not constructive waste management. In the city, there are areas highly degraded by improper disposal of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) or Civil Construction Waste (CCW). The lack of these waste management affects the city in the economic, social and especially environmental. This work, raised the main environmental impacts that have occurred due to the lack of management of CDW in the city of Uberaba. Some points were discussed as: the efficiency of "ecopoints", degradation of the Quarry area of Lea and risks to public health of the city. It is still discussed the reasons of not Construction and Demolition Waste management and what has been done to this management be implemented. This work consists of reviewing the literature associated with on-site visits of areas affected by inadequate allocation of CDW. So, this work proposes solutions to reduce environmental impacts caused by improperly managed CDW in Uberaba. In order to obtain improvements to public health and contributions to environmental sustainability in the city.

Keywords : Degraded area; Public health; Environmental impact.

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