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ID (ISN) del documento52158
Número CIS 89-1338
ISSN - Título de la serie 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Año 1988
Número de serie
Autor(es) Ditz D.W.
Título The risk of hazardous waste spills from incineration at sea
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1988, Vol.17, No.2, p.149-167. Illus. 43 ref.
Resumen A critical assessment is presented of the risk of spills from hazardous waste incineration aboard ocean going vessels. The likelihood of spills is estimated on the basis of recent domestic and worldwide chemical tanker experience. The probability of a spill is significant for projections of future ocean incineration demand. The severity of spills is explored using mathematical models of chemical transport and fate. This analysis is site specific and presents upper and lower bounds on the average pollutants concentration from spills of polychlorinated biphenyls in Mobile Bay (Gulf of Mexico). Severe impacts on the water quality and marine life in this region would result from spills of less than the capacity of a single incineration vessel. Some inherent uncertainties in the analysis of these risks bear strongly on the reliability of the programme, the adequacy of contingency plans, and current libiliaty requirements.
Descriptores (primarios) eliminación de desechos peligrosos; hornos de incineración; desbordamientos; transportes marítimos; valoración del riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) bifenilos policlorados; modelos matemáticos; contaminación del agua; estudios con maquetas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Transportes y comunicaciones
Broad subject area(s) Incendios, explosiones y riesgos mayores
Navegación por categoria(s) Risk evaluation
Water transportation
Waste collection and disposal