Overview

Ocean Disposal

Return to overview »

You are looking at 1-6 of 6 entries

  • Type: Overview Page x
clear all

View:

hazardous waste

hazardous waste  

Waste material that is reactive, toxic, corrosive, or otherwise poses a hazard to human health and the environment. Contrast toxic waste.
human Impacts

human Impacts  

The result or impact of human activities. See also environmental impact.
London Convention of 1972

London Convention of 1972  

Dredged spoils, radioactive material, and a wide range of municipal and industrial waste have for decades been disposed of by dumping or incineration at sea. These options have been attractive ...
marginal sea

marginal sea  

1 A semi-enclosed body of water adjacent to, and widely open to, the ocean (e.g. the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of California).2 See pericontinental sea.
Marine Pollution Convention

Marine Pollution Convention  

Negotiations of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships in 1973 and its fully integrated protocol in 1978 (together known as MARPOL 73/78) constituted efforts to ...
waste Management

waste Management  

The management of waste materials, usually based on the management of wastes at all stages (production, handling, storage transport, processing, and ultimate disposal) in such a way as to minimize ...

View: