Accession Number : AD0020781


Title :   PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE COASTAL WATER OFF DELAWARE BAY FOR THE DISPOSAL OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES


Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA


Personal Author(s) : Ketchum, Bostwick H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/020781.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : A review was made of the literature concerning the salinity and temperature of waters of the Continental Shelf from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras. About 3000 drift bottles were released off Delaware Bay to determine the expected rate, direction, and dispersal of wastes in that area. The results indicated that the discharge of wastes is undesirable within 5 mi of the coastal area. The most suitable location of waste discharge appeared to be immediately south of this line, 5 mi or more from Over-Falls Lightship.


Descriptors :   *WASTE DISPOSAL , *DELAWARE BAY , CONTINENTAL SHELVES , CAPE HATTERAS , SALINITY , FISHES , COASTAL REGIONS , TEMPERATURE


Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE