Ocean Dumping Survey

t.davison at ic.ac.uk t.davison at ic.ac.uk
Thu May 30 14:02:25 EST 1996


  My name is Tammy Davison, I am a final year student at Imperial college of
Science Technology and Medicine. 
> I am writing a dissertation entitled 'The biological implications of deep
> ocean waste dumping', and part of this I would like to include a survey of
> the opinions of experts in the field to give an idea of the general
> consensus regarding the subject.  I would be grateful if you could fill in
> the answers to the questions below and send the message back to me 
> (t.davison at ic.ac.uk).Please could you add your position and major
interests e.g. Phd student, deep sea food chains.  It would also be a great
 help if this message could be passed on to anyone you feel is relevant.
  Thankyou very much for your help.
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> 1) Do you think that deep ocean disposal of wastes such as sewage sludge is
>  a viable option?
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> 2) Do you think that deep ocean disposal of industrial process waste is a
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> 3) Do you think that deep ocean disposal of dredged material waste is a
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> 4) Do you think that deep ocean disposal of high level radioactive wastes
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> 5)  Do you think that deep ocean disposal has any significant environmental
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> 6)  What contributions do you think that deep seabed communities,(those most
> likely affected), have on a
> global scale?
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> 7)  Do you think recovery after disturbance of these communities is
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> 8)  Do you think there are any significant biological pathways from seabed
> to surface waters?
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> 9) Do you think there are any other pathways from seabed to surface
> waters,eg. Physical /chemical, turnover of oceans etc? Which, in your
> opinion are the most important?
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> 10) Do you think public opinion clouds scientific fact?
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> 11) do you think there will have been any significant effect on the seabed
> communities of the number of ships sunk in the deep sea during the last
> century,(especially the two world wars) considering their possible cargoes.
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> Thankyou very much for your cooperation
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> Yours  Sincerely 
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> 	Tammy Davison
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