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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,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-910-9-91-046
Stock Number PB92-196047
OCLC Number 32984541
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
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA-910-9-91-046 3 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/09/2016
NTIS  PB92-196047 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
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.