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RECORD NUMBER: 10 OF 163
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Assessment of incineration as a treatment method for liquid organic hazardous wastes /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation. ;Industrial Economics, Inc., Cambridge, MA.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation,|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution control ; Incinerators ; Liquid wastes ; Oceans ; Organic compounds ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Assessments ; Hazardous materials ; Risk analysis|
|Collation||181 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
The volume addresses the comparative risks to human health and the environment from land-based and ocean incineration of liquid organic hazardous wastes. Case studies for selected waste streams (polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) and ethylene dichloride wastes) were used to compare all aspects of the land and ocean incineration systems, including transportation, handling, storage, and incineration. Human health risks were found to be very low for both the land and ocean systems. Because of the greater distance from human populations, stack releases from the ocean system result in somewhat lower human health risks than land-based systems. Use of the ocean system presents a very small probability of an accident involving a hazardous waste spill from the incinerator ship. In the extremely unlikely event of a large spill of PCB wastes in the harbor or bay area, significant environmental damage could occur according to the model used.
"March 1985." Includes bibliographical references (pages 1-5). Microfiche.
Background report IV. Comparison of risks from land-based and ocean-based incineration.