Marine Science

Ocean Dumping of Industrial Wastes

Editors: Ketchum, Bostwick (Ed.)

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In recent years there has been an increased realization that the casual disposal of wastes can lead to a deterioration in environmen­ tal quality with substantial impacts on society. The management of waste disposal practices must consider the various alternatives of discharging and decomposing wastes on land, in the atmosphere, and in the marine environment. Up until 1972 ocean dumping was used increasingly to dispose of sewage sludge, industrial wastes, and dredged material. In subsequent years regulations were developed to reduce and minimize ocean dumping. These regulations were prompted often by ignorance of the possible effects of waste disposal in the ocean rather than by knowledge that such ocean dumping was detrimen­ tal to the marine environment or to man. The relationship between waste disposal and the oceans can be viewed in either of two ways. One may want to assure that waste disposal procedures do not alter adversely the marine environment, or one may choose to utilize the ocean as a waste depository to reduce the burden placed on the con­ tinental ecosystem and on the atmosphere. From either perspective it is essential that there be an adequate base of technical information to assess the fate and effects of wastes introduced to the ocean. A series of original technical papers has been compiled in this book to present some of the recent results of research on industrial waste disposal in the ocean.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Ocean Dumping Research: Historical and International Development

    Park, P. Kilho (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Industrial Ocean Dumping in EPA Region II — Regulatory Aspects

    Anderson, Peter W. (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Ocean Dumping — History, Control and Biological Impact

    Johnston, Robert

    Pages 39-51

  • The Effects of Ocean Dumping on the New York Bight Ecosystem

    Stanford, Harold M. (et al.)

    Pages 53-86

  • Physical Variability at an East Coast United States Offshore Dumpsite

    Bisagni, James J. (et al.)

    Pages 89-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ocean Dumping of Industrial Wastes
Editors
  • Bostwick Ketchum
Series Title
Marine Science
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1981
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-3905-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-3905-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-3907-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 526
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