Ocean incineration: its role in managing hazardous waste

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This assessment of ocean incineration includes consideration of the adequacy of regulations; risks to human health and the marine environment relative to the risks of comparable activities; existing and emerging alternatives; the capabilities and limitations of ocean incineration in managing hazardous wastes; and how its use might affect efforts to develop superior waste treatment and reduction practices. Particular attention is addressed to areas of intense public concern over the use of this technology.

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219 p: ill., 3 maps; 26 cm.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. August 1986.

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This assessment of ocean incineration includes consideration of the adequacy of regulations; risks to human health and the marine environment relative to the risks of comparable activities; existing and emerging alternatives; the capabilities and limitations of ocean incineration in managing hazardous wastes; and how its use might affect efforts to develop superior waste treatment and reduction practices. Particular attention is addressed to areas of intense public concern over the use of this technology.

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219 p: ill., 3 maps; 26 cm.

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The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) operated from 1972 to 1995, providing Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. This collection includes quarterly and annual reports, as well as internal OTA documents such as orientation materials. Many other interesting OTA materials are available in the OTA Legacy Collection via the CyberCemetery.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Ocean incineration: its role in managing hazardous waste, report, August 1986; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39617/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.