Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 16 OF 36
|Main Title||Oil tanker waste disposal practices a review /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region X,|
|Subjects||Tankers--Environmental aspects--Alaska--Valdez ; Ballast (Ships)--Environmental aspects--Alaska--Valdez ; Marine terminals--Environmental aspects--Alaska--Valdez ; Ships--Waste disposal|
|Additional Subjects||Waste disposal ; Tanker ships ; Investigations ; Reviews ; Alaska ; Pollution regulations ; Water pollution ; Ocean waste disposal ; Marine engines ; Ballast tanks ; Clean Water Act ; Crude oil ; Washing ; Cleaning agents ; Fuel tanks ; Exxon Company ; EPA region 10 ; Valdez(Alaska) ; Engine rooms|
|Collation||47 p. in various pagings : 28 cm.|
In the spring of 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 (EPA), launched an investigation into tanker waste disposal practices for vessels discharging ballast water at the Alyeska Pipeline Services Company's Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) facility and marine terminal in Valdez, Alaska. It had been alleged that the Exxon Shipping Company was transferring 'toxic wastes originating in California' to Valdez. In response, EPA decided to examine all waste streams generated on board and determine what the fate of these wastes were in addition to investigating the Exxon specific charges. An extensive Information Request was generated and sent to the shipping companies that operate vessels transporting Alaska North Slope Crude. Findings included information on cargo and fuel tank washings, cleaning agents, and engine room waste.