Environmental Economics

Calculating Risks? The Spatial and Political Demensions of Hazaradous Waste Policy

Presents an analysis of the magnitude of hazardous waste risks and the cost-effectiveness of EPA's Superfund program. By matching EPA data to detailed census information using geographic information systems (GIS) technology, the authors compare the risks posed by hazardous waste sites with the costs of cleanup options. See reference under "Published Output" for exact title and publisher.

See also EE-0539 for report to EPA on which this book is based.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    5. Distribution and Equity
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Mortality
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Major Programs and Media
    Environmental Media:
    c. Land
    c. Land - Superfund/CERCLA
    Authors:
    Hamilton, James T.
    Viscusi, W. Kip
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: PE-0015
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    Research Organization:

    Duke UniversityAddress:
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    MIT PressAddress:
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    01/01/1999
    Number of Pages:
    326
    Comment:
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    ISBN #:
    CR817478
    0-262-08278-0
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