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Ocean Disposal of Organochlorine Wastes by at-sea Incineration

  • Kenneth S. Kamlet
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 12)

Abstract

Among the industrial wastes with a history of ocean dumping in the U.S. and abroad, organochlorine (and other organohalogen) compounds are perhaps the most troublesome in terms of potential environmental impact. This paper describes the initial experience of the United States with at-sea incineration as a new method of ocean disposal for organochlorine wastes. It traces the development of a program for regulating such disposal under the Ocean Dumping Law, and it discusses the results of several at-sea incineration operations. The paper also briefly describes current efforts to develop international regulations and guidelines to regulate at-sea incineration throughout the world.

Keywords

Technical Guideline Chemical Waste Vinyl Chloride Monomer Shell Waste Destruction Efficiency 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth S. Kamlet
    • 1
  1. 1.National Wildlife FoundationUSA

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