A STUDY OF THE ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL VIABILITY OF A U.S. FLAG TOXIC CHEMICAL INCINERATOR SHIP. VOLUME I: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report details the economic and environmental viability of incinerating toxic chemical wastes at sea using a U.S. flag ship(s). The ocean incineration history in Europe and the United States is reviewed first. The impact of international, national, and state rules and regulations on waste quantities and ocean incineration are evaluated. Toxic waste quantities available for ocean incineration (primarily chlorinated and unchlorinated organics) are then estimated for 1977, 1983, and 1989 for the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Western Europe. Capital cost, operating cost, and incineration cost per ton of waste are calculated for a U.S. flag ship and compared with incineration charges for a European ship and for land-based incineration. The conclusion is that a U.S. flag incineration ship(s) is economically and environmentally viable.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume II: Detailed Study, PB-291933/0ST; and Volume III: Appendices, PB-291934/8ST. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E10, PB-291 931-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Global Marine Development Incorporated

    P.O. Box 3010
    Newport Beach, CA  United States  92630

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Halebsky, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-79026 Final Rpt., 04068-002-VOL-1
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38029
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM