Fire on the Waterby Howard Smallowitz, Asst. News Editor;
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 2, Pg. 50-53
Document Type: Feature article
Incineration is a promising hazardous waste disposal technique. However, nobody wants an incinerator constructed near him, so waste handlers are considering burning hazardous wastes at sea. Opponents of the technology argue that too little is known about the effects of incineration on the fragile marine environment. Advocates of ocean burning maintain that, with tons of waste stockpiling on land, society has little alternative but to proceed.
Subject Headings: Fires | Water management | Incineration | Hazardous wastes | Seas and oceans | Waste disposal
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