Ocean dumping in the New York Bight

by Charles C Gunnerson

Publisher: Environmental Research Laboratories, Publisher: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Boulder, Colo

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  • Marine pollution -- New York Bight,
  • Waste disposal in the ocean -- New York Bight,
  • Oceanography -- New York Bight

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-78)

Statement[Charles C. Gunnerson, R.L. Swanson]
SeriesNOAA technical report ; ERL 321-MESA 2, NOAA technical report ERL -- 321, NOAA technical report ERL -- 2
ContributionsSwanson, R. Lawrence (Robert Lawrence), 1938-, Environmental Research Laboratories (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination78 p. :
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15474635M

As early as , New Jersey filed a lawsuit seeking to block the ocean dumping of waste by New York City; the case ultimately was decided by the US Supreme Court, which upheld a lower court's injunction barring the dumping of municipal waste, but allowed dumping . He sees ocean dumping ending in the 21st century (Freeman). Unfortunately, ocean dumping is the least expensive way to dispose of dredged materials and other pollutants (Freeman). Although an uphill battle, ocean dumping should be outlawed altogether. In New York City, proposed building of treatment plants was conceptualized (Murphy). The major sources of contaminants to the New York Bight apex in were sewage sludge and dredged spoils dumping and the outflow of the Hudson-Raritan estuary. Metal distributions were determined in sediments collected during a survey and metal enrichment factors, based on ratios of trace metals to iron, were used to distinguish fates of. Pollution of the Ocean by Sewage, Nutrients, and Chemicals Coastal waters receive a variety of land-based water pollutants, ranging from petroleum wastes to pesticides to excess sediments. Marine waters also receive wastes directly from offshore activities, such as ocean-based dumping (e.g., from ships and offshore oil and gas operations).

The Ocean Dumping Ban Act, enacted in , significantly amended portions of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of and banned ocean dumping of municipal sewage sludge and industrial waste (with limited exceptions) by phased target dates. The disposal of sewage sludge in waters off New York City was a major motivation. Ocean Dumping Act: A Summary of the Law Congressional Research Service 3 specifies in each permit where the material is to be disposed. EPA is required to prepare an annual report of ocean dumping permits for material other than dredged material.2 In , Congress amended the act to require that dumping of municipal sewage sludge orFile Size: KB. The Ocean Dumping Ban Act of significantly amended portions of the Ocean Dumping Act, and banned ocean dumping of municipal sewage sludge and industrial wastes (with limited exceptions) by phased target dates. The disposal of sewage sludge in waters off New York City was a major motivation for its enactment.   Ashallower site in the New York Bight Apex had shown unacceptably highpathogen levels and signs of fish disease, which led to its closure.•As an alternative, roughly eight million tons of sludge a year began to bedumped at the mile deepwater site on the continental rise adjacent to theNew York Bight starting in •Researchers Grassle.

Quarterly report on MESA-funded research in the New York Bight – April - June July MACFC A proposal for the reestablishment of aquaculture research at the Middle Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Center in FY August MACFC Living resource-related aspects of ocean dumping in the New York Bight. August MACFC It includes ocean incineration and disposal into the seabed and sub-seabed. Source Publication: Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, NEW YORK BIGHT "Evaluation of Influence of Dumping in the New York Bight with A Brief Review of Gen­ eral Ocean Pollution Problems," 65 p., plus 3 appendices, June In Feb. , In t e rio r Department ap­ pointed an Ad Hoc Committee "to review the practice of ocean disposal in the New York Bight and to make appropriate recommenda­ tions.". Public uproar over these wash-ups led, in , to the development of the Floatables Action Plan for the New York Bight. From their inception through , the Floatables Col­ lection Programs have recovered over million pounds of debris from the New York Bight, including more than million pounds in alone (Environmental.

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Dumping of sewage sludge, dredge spoils, and toxic wastes in the coastal waters of New York and New Jersey is an old practice. In the s ocean dumping became an important environmental issue, the subject of legislation and litigation, and of scientific inquiry.

After a decade of study and debate, the basic issues of the environmental effects of ocean dumping and its impact on the ocean and. Ocean dumping in the New York Bight book York Bight: alternatively defined as the waters from Montauk Point, NY to Cape May, NJ, and offshore to the outer edge of the Continental Shelf, or as also including the marine waters off of Rhode Island and Cape Cod.

History. The waters of the NY Bight have been used as a dumping ground since at least the s. Until the early s. Get this from a library. Ocean dumping in the New York Bight. [Charles G Gunnerson; R Lawrence Swanson; Environmental Research Laboratories (U.S.),; United States.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,]. Ocean dumping in the New York Bight: an assessment of environmental studies / Related Titles. Series: Technical memorandum ; no.

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Squires (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. The uncontrolled ocean dumping caused severe depletion of oxygen levels in some ocean waters.

In the New York Bight (ocean waters off the mouth of the Hudson River), where New York City dumped sewage sludge and other materials, oxygen concentrations in waters near the seafloor declined significantly between and Top of Page.

Get this from a library. Ocean dumping in the New York Bight: an assessment of environmental studies. [George Pararas-Carayannis; Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)].

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Squires: BooksCited by: 4. Through most of its history until the mids, New York’s primary method for disposing of its waste was simply to dump it into the ocean. At one point, as much as 80% of New York’s garbage Author: Max Galka.

MESA New York Bight Atlas Monogr MESA New York Bight Project and New York Sea Grant Institute, May Google Scholar MESA () Ocean dumping in the New York by: 5. The titles and release dates of these earlier reports are as follows: Ocean Dumping in the New York Bight - Facts & Figures - July Briefing Report - Ocean Dumping in the New York Bight Since - April Ocean Disposal in the New York Bight Technical Briefing Report Number 1 - July Any specific questions relative to data.

Book Review: The ocean dumping quandary: Waste disposal in the New York Bight. Donald F. SquiresState University of New York, Albany,pp, hardback 3950, paperback 10   WASHINGTON, Oct.

13—In a defeat for New York City and a victory for New Jersey, Con gress enacted strick controls to day on the dumping of garbage and other wastes into the open sea. Detailed scientific examination of the ocean between the dumping ground in the New York bight and the inlets has been conducted by marine biologists.

Book: Ocean dumping of dredged material in the New York Bight Apex. Hearing before the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session, Ap ABSTRACT: The report summarizes short-term studies on effects of ocean dumping in the New York Bight.

The studies included hydrographic, geological, chemical, biological investigations, and a feasibility study for a remote-controlled electronic sensing system to detect the location and dump status of waste disposal vessels.

Container Corp. (Syosse~, New York) Ocean Dumping Permit Application on Decision to Deny Permit, New York, New York Public Hearing, Region II, Regarding Draft EIS on Sludge Dumping in New York Bight, New York, N.Y. Meeting of Interagency Advisory Committee on the International Ocean Dumping Convention, Washington.

Over million m 3 of liquid and solid waste have been dumped in the New York Bight since the advent of shipping in (Williams, ). A estimate stated that the New York Bight has. The two major ocean dumping sites that have served the New York area since the mids are the 12 Mile Dumping Ground and the Mud Dump.

Old dump sites are marked on the charts as yellow areas or brown crosses. The 12 Mile Dumping Ground was until recently the main repository for all of New York City's sewage waste, over six million tons. The Battle Over Ocean Dumping Samuel A. Bleicher. Assessment, which concluded that sludge accounts for only five to 15 percent of the total pollution load in the New York Bight, and by a January report of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere.

Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a sea or ng oceanic debris tends to accumulate at the center of gyres and on coastlines, frequently washing aground, when it is known as beach litter or tidewrack.

Deliberate disposal of wastes at sea is called ocean dumping. This nontechnical review of ocean dumping issues looks at the development of the metropolitan coastal region from a societal view, particularly in how we have used the waters of the New York Bight.

What is being dumped and the current state of our knowledge on the environmental effects of ocean dumping are closely examined, as well as. Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of (MPRSA) or Ocean Dumping Act is one of several key environmental laws passed by the US Congress in The Act has two essential aims: to regulate intentional ocean disposal of materials, and to authorize any related research.

While the MPRSA regulates the ocean dumping of waste and provides for a research program on ocean dumping, it Enacted by: the 92nd United States Congress. Past ocean dumping and ocean-side landfill development practices are contributing to the on-going accumulation of anthropogenic debris offshore and on area beaches.

In certain places (particularly around Raritan Bay and portions of New York Harbor) discarded building material, household/industrial garbage, and other waste materials have become. Paras-Carayannis, G.

() Ocean dumping in the New York Bight: An assessment of environmental studies, Tech. Memorandum No. 39, U. Coastal Engineering Research Center, pp. Google Scholar Smith, D. D., and R. Brown () An appraisal of oceanic disposal of barge-delivered liquid and solid wastes from U.

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Regulation of Ocean Dumping after City of New York v Published by Guset User, Description: ] OCEAN DUMPING REGULATION policy approach, known as the multimedium method of waste management, has emerged. to It assumes that the disposal of. (CNN)Usually, dumping metal into the ocean is a bad thing, Over 2, New York subway cars have been used to create an underwater reef for crustaceans and fish in the Atlantic.

Ocean dumping has been used as a method for municipal waste disposal in the United States for about 80 years, and even longer for dredged material. The law to regulate ocean dumping in the United States is the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of.

The Effects of Ocean Dumping on the New York Bight Ecosystem. Pages Metabolic Sensitivity of Fish to Ocean Dumping of Industrial Wastes. Pages Book Title Ocean Dumping of Industrial Wastes Editors.

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Introduction to the Problem Since the enactment of the Marine Protection Researchand Sanctuaries Act of (MPRSA),1 the New York BightApex is the only site in the United States where ocean dump-ing of sewage sludge still occurs legally.2 The New York Bightis an area twelve miles off the.