INTERPRETATION OF NEED IN U.S. OCEAN INCINERATION POLICY

In early 1988, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was on the verge of issuing new regulations that would enable the commercial incineration at sea, based on need, of certain hazardous organic wastes. The special vessels that would be used would operate in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and in the Gulf of Mexico. The role such a program might play in relation to the overall hazardous waste problem depends upon the agency's interpretation of "need." This article considers the proposed interpretation and is severely critical of it, claiming that it excludes promising options and contravenes provisions of the London Dumping Convention.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Ditz, D
  • Publication Date: 1989-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.
  • Serial:
    • Marine Policy
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: No.1
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • ISSN: 0308-597X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00656755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM