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INCINERATION AT SEA

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French Equivalent: Incinération en mer

Definition:
Incineration at sea is the disposal of waste by burning at sea on specially designed incinerator ships. Ocean incineration includes the burning of organo-chlorine compounds and other toxic wastes that are difficult to dispose of.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 13, 2001