Plastic Dumping in the Oceans

Annotated Bibliography © 2001 Christina Anderson


* Anderson Ross, “Good News For Environment On Earth Day-Think Things Have Gotten Worse?  That May Be Garbage,” Seattle Times 22 April 1998, sec.  A, final edition.  A great article about water experts trying to define what constitutes a clean ocean.  I found this article to have great relevance to my topic.

Committee on Shipborne Wastes, Clean Ships Clean Ports Clean Oceans Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 1995.  This book has it all for water and garbage, it provides data, pictures, and expert writing.  It is very thorough and easy to understand.

* Fletcher Kathy, “Clean Water Environmental Regulations,”  Seattle post Intelligencer 24 September 1993, sec.  A, final edition.  This is an article that talks really in-depth about specific regions and the way garbage effects the animals in the water.

* Lisanne, Renner.  “Discarded Plastic Packing Fatal Punch For Marine Life,” Seattle Times, 7 August 1988 sec.  A, weekend Edition  A very in depth article about the effects of garbage on the organisms living in the ocean.  It was very useful and knowledgeable in the area about what types of animals are harmed.

* Redman Scott, “Report: Pollution, Projects Harming Health of Puget Sound,” 3 March 2000, sec. B.  An article about how pollution and development are taking their negative tolls on the Puget Sound region.

Russell, Karen A. Wasting Water In the Northwest Oregon: Watch of Oregon Research Publisher, 1996.  A lengthy study with many useful facts about the water quality in the Pacific Northwest.

* Susan, Gordon.  “Puget Sound Water Quality Getting Worse in Some Areas, “The News Tribune, 2 March 2000, sec. B.  This is an article to see how well our water ranks and what factors were used to measure its report.

U.S. Department of the Interior, Pollutional Effects of Pulp and Paper Mill Wastes in Puget Sound Olympia WA: Washington Pollution Control Administration, 1967.  Provides great information on what happens to the waste water after it leaves the mills in the Northwest.  It also talks about specific regions in Washington State.

“We’re Losing the Fight for Clean Puget Sound,”  Seattle Post Intelligencer, 2 December 1990, sec. D, final edition.  A critique on the multiple laws and regulations to control the pollutants that enter the Puget Sound.

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