Target detection and mapping of aquatic hazardous waste sites in Massachusetts Bay utilizing sidescan sonar
The oceans have frequently been used for disposal for a variety of industrial, chemical, and low-level radioactive wastes. In Massachusetts Bay, several areas have been used for the permitted and possible non-permitted disposal of waste containers with environmentally sensitive materials. During the Summer and Fall of 1991, the Industrial Waste Site (IWS) and the Boston Lightship Dumping Ground (BLDG) in Massachusetts Bay were the subject of intensive surveys to determine the areal extent, distribution and location of waste containers.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
- PB-93-229698/XAB; EPA--600/A-93/204
- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Resource Relation:
- Other Information: Also pub. as Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. rept. no. CONTRIB-1405. Proceedings of Oceans 1992, Mastering the Oceans through Technology, Volume 1, Newport, RI., October 26-29, 1992. See also PB--85-170066
- Research Org:
- Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI (United States). Environmental Research Lab.
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MAPPING; MARINE DISPOSAL; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; CONTAINERS; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; MAINE; MASSACHUSETTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SOLID WASTES; SONAR; SURVEYS; WATER POLLUTION; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ECOSYSTEMS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NORTH AMERICA; POLLUTION; RANGE FINDERS; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES 540350* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (1990-); 540330 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)