Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has
deliberately or ... Deliberate disposal of wastes at sea is called ocean dumping.
May 24, 2016 ... The Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA), also known as
the Ocean Dumping Act, regulates the transportation and ...
Dec 14, 2015 ... EPA is responsible for designating and managing ocean dumping sites under the
Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA).
Early dumping started in rivers, lakes, and estuaries, whereas ocean dumping
was simply not used because of the distance and difficulty in transporting waste ...
Currently, ocean dumping is generally banned worldwide. The motivation for
banning ocean dumping gained momentum when contaminated wastes from ...
Apr 20, 2011 ... The legal definition of ocean dumping refers to the dumping of garbage, sewage,
waste chemicals, and construction debris into the ocean.
Mar 30, 2012 ... Federal prosecutors target dumping on the high seas, which taints global
waterways with oil and other contaminants.
Feb 13, 2015 ... Millions of tons of plastic trash flow into the world's oceans each year, and a new
study finds that most of it comes from China and developing ...
Jan 13, 2016 ... Plastics are destroying ocean ecosystems — here are the worst offenders.
Ocean Dumping: An Old Problem. Continues. I. Introduction. Prior to the
enactment by Congress of the Marine Protec- tion, Research, and Sanctuaries
Act of ...