THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF SYSTEM PROPERTIES, SPILL QUANTITIES, MATERIAL PROPERTIES, AND TOXICITY IN THE EVOLUTION OF WATER POLLUTION HAZARD OF TRANSPORTED MATERIALS

This paper reports on a project aimed to provide an improved technique for assessing and quantifying the risk to the environment resulting from shipping hazardous materials in bulk on U.S. waterways. The Hazard Rating System initially developed in 1965 by the National Academy of Science Committee on Hazardous Materials included an initial rating of the water pollution potential of hazardous materials. These ratings were primarily based on the acute toxicity of the materials as determined by classical bioassay procedures with arbitrary adjustments made for solubility, volatility, etc. This paper reports on a system developed by the authors to take into account the amount of material and the aquatic system properties in a risk evaluation and management system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Proceedings consisting of about 45 papers (about 570 pages) will be available in a bound volume from NTIS about mid-February 1976. Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Transport of Hazardous Cargoes by Sea & Inland Waterways, Jacksonville, Florida, October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

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  • Authors:
    • Hann, R W
    • Jensen, P A
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM