The Maritime Administration is presently considering Agency support for the development of a U.S. flag operated incineration at sea capability. As many as four incinerator vessels may eventually be needed nation-wide. This project, hereinafter called the Chemical Waste Incinerator Ship Project, is in harmony with the intent of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (P.L. 92-532). The high temperature combustion in the open ocean of toxic chemical wastes, under strictly observed safety regulations, has minimal adverse impact on the marine environment. For chlorinated hydrocarbons, conversion is principally to waste vapor, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen chloride. Combustion efficiencies are in excess of 99.9%. Alternative methods of treatment and disposal for hazardous wastes, such as toxic chemicals, have been considered in this statement. These processes include physical treatment, chemical treatment, thermal treatment, biological treatment, and ultimate disposal. The alternative of no Project is also discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Volume 1 or 2. See MRIS No. 138022 which is the companion volume titled" Disposal of Organochlorine Wastes by Incineration at Sea." A Final Environmental Impact Statement.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-EIS-7302-76-041F Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM