An accelerated study was conducted into the methods and measures for controlling hazardous substances to prevent their discharge, the most appropriate measures for enforcement, and recovery of costs if removal is undertaken by the United States. Water, air, and land pollution are inextricably interwoven; however, the study was constrained to consider only the water pollution aspect. Focus was placed on accidental spills and effluent discharges in excess of those authorized. The study supports a report on the need for legislation to impose liability and financial responsibility requirements for the cost of removal of hazardous substances discharged from vessels and onshore and offshore facilities. During the study contact was made with representatives of the manufacturing industry and of the several surface transportation modes, with Federal and State officials, with municipal representatives, and with public and private groups. In addition, the study includes an extensive bibliography. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Publication Date: 1970-10-20

Media Info

  • Pagination: 198 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-HPS-2 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1973 12:00AM