LIABILITY FOR HAZARDOUS WASTES PRODUCED DURING THE COURSE OF SHIP REPAIR

Many common ship repair tasks result in the production of quantities of various hazardous wastes. The responsibility and liability for handling and disposing of these wastes is often unclear. This is especially true when naval ships are repaired in contractor facilities and wastes produced by the activities of ships' force, contractor personnel or some combination of the two. Further complicating the web of liability are the divergent sources of the wastes. This article briefly reviews the structure and function of two principal federal hazardous waste statutes and explains how their myriad complex responsibilities and liabilities are applied in the context of a typical ship repair.

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  • Pagination: 8p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658734
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM