||Construction of a Regional Relational/GIS Database in Support of Ocean Disposal Issues in Massachusetts Bay.
Carey, D. A. ;
Keith, D. ;
Schoenherr, J. ;
Matthias, P. ;
||Science Applications International Corp., Newport, RI.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
||EPA-68-C1-0005; EPA/600/A-93/205 ; ERLN-1421
Massachusetts Bay ;
Marine disposal ;
Environmental surveys ;
Geographic information systems ;
Hazardous materials ;
Low-level radioactive wastes ;
Environmental impact assessment ;
Risk assessment ;
Public health ;
Boston Lighthouse Dumping Ground ;
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Within Massachusetts Bay, a number of areas have been used as disposal sites for permitted and possibly non-permitted dumping of radioactive and hazardous wastes. The human and environmental risks associated with these disposal practices are directly related to the location, contents and condition of discrete waste containers. The resource management problem is being addressed with Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques that allow the integration of a variety of data from several sources into a single, integrated relational database/GIS. The relational database will then be used as a tool for the comprehensive evaluation of source characterization and extent of contamination during public health and ecological risk assessments.