||Assessment for future environmental problems : ocean dumping /
Menzie, C. A. ;
Babin, F. ;
Cura, J. ;
||EG and G Environmental Consultants, Waltham, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Exploratory Research.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Exploratory Research ; National Technical Information Service,
||EPA/600-S6-84-001; EPA-68-02-3724; EPA-600/6-84-001
Waste disposal in the ocean--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Marine pollution--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Refuse and refuse disposal--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Marine pollution--Law and legislation.
Environmental impacts ;
Waste disposal ;
Water pollution ;
Cost analysis ;
Public health ;
Earth fills ;
Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ;
Halogen organic compounds ;
Radioactive wastes ;
Ocean waste disposal ;
Marine disposal ;
Land disposal ;
Low-level radioactive wastes
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||4 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The objective of this report is to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Strategic Assessment and Special Studies with a technical basis for making decisions on research priorities and resource allocation as these relate to the question of ocean dumping. The program was organized into four tasks. First, historical trends in waste generation, disposal, and legislative and technological factors (as of 1982) were reviewed to indicate the likeihood that a particular waste type would be ocean dumped in the future. Second, the environmental implications of land-based alternatives were reviewed to provide background on the nature of risks associated with these alternatives. Third, the environmental implications of ocean disposal were reviewed for wastes and their constituents. Finally, based on the information generated in the first three tasks, recommendations are provided on future research needs and these are assigned either high, moderate, or low priority status.
EPA project officer, Marvin Rogul. "At head of title: Project summary." "January 1984." "EPA/600-S6-84-001." Includes bibliographical references (pages 6-1-6-14).