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Main Title Pollution of Navigable Waters by the Operation of Watercraft in the Missouri Basin Region.
CORP Author Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Kansas City, Mo. Missouri Basin Region
Year Published 1967
Stock Number PB-260 146
Additional Subjects Missouri River Basin ; Water pollution ; Boats ; Shipboard sewage treatment systems ; Sewage disposal ; Oil pollution ; Waste treatment ; Waste transfer stations ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-260 146 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 54p
Pollution of navigable waters resulting from operation of watercraft, currently not considered serious in comparison with other known pollutants, is expected to become more serious with the steady increase in recreational watercraft. Main causes of pollution are discharge of sewage, dunnage, and other wastes; occasional spills of oil, chemicals, grains, etc., resulting from accidents; and related activities such as servicing and cleaning equipment. Main problem areas are docks and marinas where boats are serviced and large numbers of watercraft congregate. Pollution problems can be improved by requiring installation of sewage treatment devices on all boats having toilet facilities and installation of onshore facilities for handling waste stored on watercraft.