The Navy has initiated a pollution abatement and control program in response to a Presidental Executive Order under which federal agencies are to provide leadership in protecting our environment. One area being addressed is the handling ashore of oily wastes from both ships and shore facilities. This paper describes the development of waste handling and disposal programs for 17 Naval Facilities on U.S. and foreign soil. Naval Facilities investigated include Naval Stations, Submarine Bases, Shipyards, Air Stations, Air Rework Facilities, Fuel Depots, and Public Works Centers. The first step taken in developing a waste management program for a given facility was a plan to minimize, through procedural changes, the volumes of wastes actually generated. Means were then designated for each facility to reclaim, destroy, or otherwise dispose of the remaining wastes by effective, efficient, manageable, and legal methods. This involved such means as changes in operational procedures, construction of new facilities, modifications to existing facilities, or disposal by contract. All phases of waste management were specified including collection, transportation, treatment, and recycle or disposal. Cost-effectiveness was an important criterion in the choice among alternatives considered.

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  • Authors:
    • Ferraro, J M
    • Fruh, S M
    • Garabrant, A R
    • Nadeau, P M
    • Thomas, R V
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Accession Number: 00134286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM