Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


My intention in this paper is to focus on the "chronic" hazardous waste problem stemming from past disposal/storage practices. More specifically, to focus on two underground storage tanks at NETC which were used for the storage of hazardous waste (waste oil tanks). It is now common knowledge that old underground storage tanks throughout the country present a potential ground water contamination hazard which must be dealt with. Over the past decade naval installations have heightened their awareness of environmental responsibilities and implemented recycling programs for the disposal of paper, glass, etc. and have even established programs for fuel collection and recycling for heating plants. The navy and in this specific case the Naval Education and Training Center of Newport RI is currently paying the price for past hazardous waste mistakes.