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Main Title Marine Processes, Their Relationship to Pollution, and a Framework for Waste Management (Chapter 1).
Author Baumgartner, D. J. ; Duedall., I. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Narragansett, Newport, OR. Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center. ;Office of Technology Assessment, Washington, DC.;Florida Inst. of Tech., Melbourne.
Publisher 1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/187 ;ERLN-N067;
Stock Number PB91-132829
Additional Subjects Dispersing ; Waste disposal ; Ocean environments ; Mathematical models ; Chemical reactions ; Photochemical reactions ; Organic compounds ; Microorganisms ; Toxicity ; Pesticides ; Sediments ; Nutrients ; DDT ; Regulations ; Environmental impacts ; Risk ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-132829 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/04/1991
Collation 10p
The transport and transformation processes which influence the way in which waste materials are dispersed and incorporated into the marine environment are reviewed and summarized as a preface for appreciation of the technical papers which follow in the volume. In a similar vein the papers are discussed in relation to an outline of a risk assessment framework which may be useful in guiding both regulatory action and future research. It is concluded that marine environmental process research has a role to play, but not an exclusive role in regulation. The nature of the environment is such that not all the scientific questions have been answered, nor can they be expected to be answered in the near future to the satisfaction of regulatory agencies or the public at large. Consequently, regulatory actions must incorporate other approaches and research must be supported that focuses on critical environmental problems.