Drydock Water Pollution Control Efforts at Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Author: Host, Philip M.
Source: Naval Engineers Journal, Volume 108, Number 2, 1 March 1996 , pp. 57-64(8)
Publisher: American Society of Naval Engineers
Abstract:Evolving water quality standards and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Discharge Permit limits demand improved control of water pollutants associated with maintenance of U.S. Navy ships in drydock. During the 1992/1993 time frame, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) experienced significant problems in meeting NPDES limits for its drydock discharges, ultimately resulting in the issuance of a Consent Special Order by the state of Virginia demanding action to achieve compliance. This paper describes an extensive effort undertaken by Norfolk Naval Shipyard to analyze the processes and materials present in drydocks to identify the key potential pollutant sources, and to develop the standards, procedures, process controls, and support resources necessary to gain an acceptable level of control over these pollutants.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1996-03-01
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