Waste Disposal and the Estuarine Environment

  • J. Orr
  • D. T. E. Hunt
  • T. J. Lack
Conference paper
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 36)

Abstract

Waste discharges to UK estuaries and coastal waters are controlled by the application of the Environmental Quality Objective/Environmental Quality Standard (EQO/EQS) philosophy, which takes into account the dispersive capacity of the receiving waters when Discharge Consent Conditions are set. This paper describes the rationale of the approach and the mechanism whereby it is employed, illustrated by reference to a case study. Current research aimed at providing robust yet sensitive procedures for assessing the environmental impact of complex discharges is also described.

Keywords

Toxicity Sewage Hunt Bivalve Coprostanol 

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References

  1. 1).
    Gardner J, Mance G (1984) Proposed Environmental Quality Standards for List II Substances in Water. Introduction. TR 206, Water Research Centre, Medmenham, UKGoogle Scholar
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    Anon (1986) Mixing Zones. Guidelines for Definition and Monitoring. Water Authorities Association, LondonGoogle Scholar
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    Walker RW, Wun LK, Litsky W, Dutka BU (1982) Coprostanol as an indicator of faecal pollution. Critical Reviews in Environmental Control 112:91–112Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Orr
    • 1
  • D. T. E. Hunt
    • 1
  • T. J. Lack
    • 1
  1. 1.Water Research CentreMarlowUK

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