Environmental aspects of ocean dumping in the western Gulf of Mexico

E. Atlas, J. Brooks, J. Trefry

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Field and laboratory studies were conducted of an ocean-dumped waste containing biological sludge from a chemical biotreatment plant. A test dump was monitored to study the chemical behavior and dispersal of waste at a deep-water dumpsite in the western Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 100 organic compounds were detected in the waste, and some heavy metals were measured in significant amounts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-350
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of the Water Pollution Control Federation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pollution


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