Management of ocean disposal of radioactive wastes: a basis for the control of other pollutants

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To manage, on a scientific basis, the quantities of all kinds of waste disposal to coastal waters and open oceans it is necessary to assess the environmental or assimilative capacity for these materials which will not result in an unacceptable biological impact upon the components of the ecosystem nor on man who uses its resources. One approach available is that which has been demonstrated for the management of the disposal of radioactive wastes to the oceans. Methodologies have been developed, both generic and site-specific, which allow the relationship between discharge or release rate and the radiation dose to be established. ... continued below

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Templeton, W.L. September 1, 1981.

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To manage, on a scientific basis, the quantities of all kinds of waste disposal to coastal waters and open oceans it is necessary to assess the environmental or assimilative capacity for these materials which will not result in an unacceptable biological impact upon the components of the ecosystem nor on man who uses its resources. One approach available is that which has been demonstrated for the management of the disposal of radioactive wastes to the oceans. Methodologies have been developed, both generic and site-specific, which allow the relationship between discharge or release rate and the radiation dose to be established. Guidelines and recommendations which govern acceptable radiation exposed to man have been developed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). These methodologies developed for the control of radioactive wastes can be applied directly for public health protection for non-radioactive wastes such as metals and organochlorine pesticides. ICRP recommendations on justification and optimization can be integrated into an overall management philosophy in order to quantify alternative waste disposal options.

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  • 3. international ocean dumping symposium, Woods Hole, MA, USA, 12 Oct 1981

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  • Other: DE82003856
  • Report No.: PNL-SA-9913
  • Report No.: CONF-8110104-2
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5720169
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093536

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Templeton, W.L. Management of ocean disposal of radioactive wastes: a basis for the control of other pollutants, article, September 1, 1981; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093536/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.