Wastes in Marine Environments: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Wastes in Marine Environments

1st Edition

By Office Tec

CRC Press

320 pages

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Hardback: 9780891167938
pub: 1987-12-01
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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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical