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Disposal of industrial and domestic wastes [electronic resource] : land and sea alternatives / Board on Ocean Science and Policy, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources, National Research Council.

Contributor(s): National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Ocean Science and Policy | Workshop on Land, Sea, and Air Options for the Disposal of Industrial and Domestic Wastes (1983 : Napa Valley, Calif.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1984Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 210 p.) : ill., charts.ISBN: 0309567092 (electronic bk.); 9780309567091 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Refuse and refuse disposal | Factory and trade waste | Environmental policy | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Waste ManagementGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Disposal of industrial and domestic wastes.DDC classification: 363.7/28 Online resources: ebrary | EBSCOhost | MyiLibrary | National Academies Press | MyiLibrary, Table of contents
Contents:
Executive summary of workshop report -- Report of the Panel on Sludge Management and Public Policy -- Definition of the problem -- Constraints on policy implementation -- Analytical methods and information needs for developing and assessing public policy on waste management -- Conclusions -- Report of the Panel on Marine Sciences -- introduction -- Ocean processes determining transport, fate, and effects -- Case study: proposed deep-ocean discharge of sewage sludge -- Ultimate fate -- Overview -- Report of the Panel on Land Disposal -- Introduction -- Waste properties -- Site properties -- Facility design properties -- Report of the Panel on Biological Effects -- Site evaluation -- Criteria for evaluation of ecosystem effects -- Information needs -- Case Study A: Report of the Panel on Sewage Sludge -- Introduction -- The material -- Available disposal and/or resuse options -- Local considerations -- Evaluation process -- Summary -- Case Study B: Report of the Panel on Industrial Wastes -- Introduction -- Consideration of alternatives -- Impact assessment -- Decision making -- Case study -- Conclusions and information needs.
Summary: Can decision makers meaningfully compare land versus sea options for waste disposal? Using available scientific data on waste behavior and new studies from East and West Coast dump sites, this book shows how to use a matrix approach to rank the ecological and health consequences of any combination of waste, site, and disposal system design.
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Consists of rev. panel reports presented at the Workshop on Land, Sea, and Air Options for the Disposal of Industrial and Domestic Wastes, held on Jan. 16-21, 1983, in Napa Valley, Calif.

Includes bibliographical references.

Executive summary of workshop report -- Report of the Panel on Sludge Management and Public Policy -- Definition of the problem -- Constraints on policy implementation -- Analytical methods and information needs for developing and assessing public policy on waste management -- Conclusions -- Report of the Panel on Marine Sciences -- introduction -- Ocean processes determining transport, fate, and effects -- Case study: proposed deep-ocean discharge of sewage sludge -- Ultimate fate -- Overview -- Report of the Panel on Land Disposal -- Introduction -- Waste properties -- Site properties -- Facility design properties -- Report of the Panel on Biological Effects -- Site evaluation -- Criteria for evaluation of ecosystem effects -- Information needs -- Case Study A: Report of the Panel on Sewage Sludge -- Introduction -- The material -- Available disposal and/or resuse options -- Local considerations -- Evaluation process -- Summary -- Case Study B: Report of the Panel on Industrial Wastes -- Introduction -- Consideration of alternatives -- Impact assessment -- Decision making -- Case study -- Conclusions and information needs.

Can decision makers meaningfully compare land versus sea options for waste disposal? Using available scientific data on waste behavior and new studies from East and West Coast dump sites, this book shows how to use a matrix approach to rank the ecological and health consequences of any combination of waste, site, and disposal system design.

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