DUMPING OF DECOMMISSIONED NUCLEAR SUBMARINES AT SEA: A TECHNICAL AND LEGAL ANALYSIS

Some nations have considered ocean dumping as a disposal option for decommissioned nuclear submarines, of which there will be approximately 300 by the year 2000. Because decommissioned nuclear submarines contain substantial radioactivity, such disposal would be in contravention of the present global moratorium on the dumping of radioactive waste at sea and be subject to regulations by such international conventions as the London Dumping Convention. A legal and technical analysis of the issue is presented.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Davis, W J
    • Van Dyke, J M
  • Publication Date: 1990-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.
  • Serial:
    • Marine Policy
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: No.6
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • ISSN: 0308-597X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM