U.S. Port Commerce in Radioactive Materials (abstract)

by Bruce E. Marti, Univ of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


In the ten-year period assessed, total radioactive materials handled at U. S. ports expanded by over 19,000 tons, which amounts to almost a 173 percent growth rate. This abstract refers to research to identify all U. S. ports which were involved in loading or discharging radioactive materials; classify U. S. seaports based on the magnitude of radioactive tonnage handled; and verify whether or not a long term trend exists. The objective of the verification process is to ascertain if the distribution of radioactive materials handled at individual ports has remained constant.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Radioactive materials | Hazardous materials | Materials processing | Verification | Load factors | Waste disposal | Coastal management

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