Wastes in Marine Environments
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Where can we dispose of our waste is a issue virtually every community and industry in the country must face. For years, this often meant disposing of large amounts of waste materials in the Nation's marine environment. A broad assessment of waste disposal in marine environments, this book addresses two fundamental questions: what is the general condition of different marine environments and their resources, and what role can and should marine environments play in overall waste management. Based on two OTA reports, the book examines an enormous amount of information from a number of important perspectives.
Table of Contents
Findings and Options
Understanding Marine Disposal: The Broader Context
Waste Disposal Activities and Pollutant Inputs
Marine Environments and Processes, and Fate of Pollutants
Impacts of Waste Disposal on Marine Resrouces
Impacts of WASte Pollutants on Human Health
Statutes and Programs Relating to Marine Waste Disposal
Managing Industrial Effluents
Managing Municipal Effluent and Sludge
Managing Dredged Material
Managing Industrial Wastes Dumped in Marine Waters