Accession Number:

ADA445864

Title:

The National Shipbuilding Research Program. Ship Breaking: Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Overview

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-27

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

When ships reach the end of their useful lives, the U.S. Government must find ways to dispose of them. Although several options exist, the most prevalent disposal option is to salvage the ships for scrap. Because ships often contain a variety of hazardous substances, ship scrapping can, if done improperly, pose dangers to human health and the environment. Indeed, safety issues have recently risen to the forefront of a national debate concerning the United States public policy on ship scrapping.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE