Revisiting the basis for US ballast water regulations.

  title={Revisiting the basis for US ballast water regulations.},
  author={Andrew N. Cohen and Fred C Dobbs and Peter M. Chapman},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={118 1-2},
The transport and release of invasive organisms in ballast water has harmed ecosystems, economic activities and human health. Current US ballast water regulations intended to minimize the discharge of such organisms are based on results reported by a scientific advisory committee in 2011. Using the same methods, we re-analyzed the data evaluated by the committee as well as new data. We find that the committee's analysis was flawed, and that some treatment systems can meet limits that are 10… CONTINUE READING
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