Monitoring Environmental Impacts from Waste Disposal in the Deep Ocean

by Stergios Dendrou, Camp Dresser & McKee, Annandale, VA, USA,
Ray Walton, Camp Dresser & McKee, Annandale, VA, USA,
Ming Wang, Camp Dresser & McKee, Annandale, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


Deep ocean sites are presently being considered for the permanent disposal of wastes. Their environmental acceptability can only be assessed by an efficient and effective monitoring plan. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with other agencies, is mandated to monitor the disposal operation to detect potential adverse environmental impacts. Little experience exists from long term, large-scale operation of deep ocean disposal sites.

Subject Headings: Municipal wastes | Waste disposal | Ocean engineering | Municipal wastewater | Environmental Protection Agency | Legislation | Ecosystems | Waste sites

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