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Main Title Assessing Potential Effects of Incinerating Organic Wastes at Sea: Using Research to Answer Management Questions.
Author Redford, D. ; Jackson, M. ; Gentile, J. ; Oberacker, D. ; Boehm, P. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Battelle Ocean Sciences, Duxbury, MA.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/388;
Stock Number PB90-103201
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Research projects ; Public health ; Environmental surveys ; Toxicity ; Air water interactions ; Licenses ; Waste management ; Incineration ; Risk assessment ; Pollution regulations ; Ocean waste disposal ; Environmental monitoring ; Air pollution sampling ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-103201 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 5p
The paper discusses research to assess potential effects of incinerating hazardous wastes at sea. In 1985, the U.S. EPA developed a research strategy to measure environmental and public health effects of incinerating hazardous wastes at sea. Although existing data indicated that effects would be minimal, the research strategy was designed to ensure that effects would be adequately and accurately assessed. These methods were developed and evaluated in land-based tests; they have been found suitable for use in research to be conducted at sea. Plans for conducting research at sea include emissions sampling and toxicity tests in conjunction with monitoring for emissions constituents in the air, surface water, sea-surface microlayer, and organisms that live in surface water (neuston). Samples from the sea-surface microlayer will also be used as test media for toxicity tests. Results of the research conducted at sea may be used to refine the procedures used in permitting and monitoring ocean incineration activities. The paper describes development of EPA's ocean incineration regulation and a program to administer the regulation. Also discussed is the use of research results in developing short- and long-term monitoring programs. (Copyright (c) 1988 Pergamon Press plc.)