The Utilization of Ocean Space for Waste Disposal Changing Perspectives

  • M. A. Champ
  • S. Panem
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With seventy-one percent of the world covered with seawater, should the land carry the burden totally for waste disposal? Why does the ocean have a “protected” or “preferred” status when it comes to the disposal of wastes? What is the concept of assimilative capacity? What are the ocean waste disposal issues? What is comprehensive-integrated waste management? Why does the risk assessment — risk management approach to environmental management coordinate and integrate waste management actions? What issues in the risk assessment process need public debate? What critical oceanographic information is needed to apply the assimilative capacity concept in the decision making process for the utilization of ocean space for waste disposal?


Risk Assessment Sewage Sludge Waste Management Waste Disposal Biochemical Oxygen Demand 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Champ
    • 1
  • S. Panem
    • 1
  1. 1.Office of Policy, Planning and EvaluationU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA

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