Technical and philosophical aspects of ocean disposal
Hann, R.W., Jr.
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Seven major technical aspects of ocean disposal are discussed in this report. They include qualitative and quantitative aspects of waste materials, disposal methods, transport of materials through water, effects of wastes, legislation, regulations, critical quantities, disposal sites, alternatives to ocean disposal, and future trends of this disposal method. Twenty-two philosophies relating to ocean disposal are discussed, and relationships between technical aspects and philosophies are shown in figures. This report aims to serve as a reference for educational, governmental, industrial, and decision-making bodies.