Ex-ORISKANY Artificial Reef Project: Ecological Risk Assessment
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The purpose of this report is to assess the potential ecological risks from polychlorinated biphenyl PCB exposure associated with sinking the aircraft carrier ex-ORISKANY CVA-34, Figure 1 to create an artificial reef off the coast of Pensacola, FL Figure 2 within the Escambia East Large Area Artificial Reef Site Figure 3. Sinking the vessel requires a risk-based disposal approval under 40 CFR 761.62c because the ship contains PCBs in solid materials such as electrical cabling, gaskets, rubber products, insulation, and paints that contain concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs greater than or equal 50 ppm.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Marine Engineering