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Main Title Sampling the Oceans for Pollution: A Risk Assessment Approach to Evaluating Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal at Sea.
Author Prager, J. C. ; Bierman, V. J. ; Paul, J. F. ; Bonner, J. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Computer Sciences Corp., Narragansett, RI. Applied Technology Div.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/249;
Stock Number PB87-167136
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Radioactive wastes ; Oceans ; Risk ; Licenses ; Waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Regulations ; Reprints ; Water pollution sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-167136 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 27p
A protocol for licensing disposal of low-level radioactive wastes in the deep ocean is proposed. It is based on principles of risk assessment. Assessments of waste characteristics and site characteristics are integrated to predict an exposure field within which concentrations of the waste at any point are calculated. From these concentrations, and an assessment of pollutant effects on indigenous species, the likelihood of environmental harm may be evaluated so that risks can be managed by regulatory agencies. Current progress toward implementing this protocol is described. (Copyright (c) 1986.)