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Prevention and monitoring. Pollution prevention
Cronin, L.E. (1971). Prevention and monitoring. Pollution prevention. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. (Biol. Sci.) 177(48): 439-450
In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological sciences. Royal Society of London: London. ISSN 0080-4649, more
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  • Cronin, L.E.

    The magnitude, effects and trends of marine waste disposal compel the development and adoption of new policies and practices. Since most of the detrimental or beneficial effects are biological, the biological characteristics and uses of the sea provide the proper bases for decisions on the pollution and waste disposal which can be tolerated. Adequate judgement will require substantial increase in our comprehension of the physics, chemistry, and biology of the sea. Effectuation of such judgements may require equal improvement in our governmental structures for local, national and international control of pollution. Absolute limits will eventually be required for many types of marine waste disposal, if we are to retain the present biological uses of coastal and marine waters. At some date, prevention of each such pollution will be necessary. Therefore, research plans and management policies should be directed toward adequate preventive techniques. Several stimulating suggestions are noted for re-cycling of wastes, constructive utilization of such resources, and perhaps eventual prevention of marine pollution. The conclusion is presented that pollution must be prevented, at least from large centres of population and of industry, or present important and, in some cases, essential qualities and uses of the sea will be sacrificed over large areas.Want the full article?

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