EFFECTS OF MAN'S ACTIVITIES ON THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Subjects covered include an overall assessment of man's influence on the oceans; activities generating marine pollution, such as shipping, ocean dumping, municipal discharges, and waste heat disposal; and specific marine pollutants-petroleum, chlorinated hydrocarbons, heavy metals, and municipal wastes. The necessity of chemical, physical, and biological baselines in monitoring marine pollution is emphasized. Some unilateral, bilateral, and multilateral activities for controlling ocean pollution on the national and international levels are reviewed; UN activities are summarized, including the Oil Pollution Convention of 1954 and the Geneva Convention of 1958. Acts passed or proposed by the U.S. Congress for controlling ocean pollution from 1899 to the present are discussed. The technology of pollution abatement is considered from the standpoints of chronic and accidental sources. Appendixes are attached on harmful substances in the sea, and international organizations, conferences, and conventions on marine pollution.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on Commerce, National Ocean Policy Study, 94th Congress, 1st session, May 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  United States  20402-9325
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM