Environmental Economics

The Benefits of Avoiding Ground-Water Contamination at Two Sites in the Biscayne Aquifier

This is a report on the first phase of a project intended to develop and test simplified and low cost approaches to case study analyses of ground water contamination, to explore the sensitivity of conclusions about preferred policy options to assumptions about time horizons and discount rates and to test the robustness of strategies for dealing with potential or actual contamination over a range of conditions. This report uses available information on two municipal waste disposal sites in the Biscayne Aquifer (in Southeastern Florida) to analyze the benefits of alternative approaches to preventing, detecting, and responding to groundwater contamination. The case study sites are the N.W. 58th Street Landfill near Miami and the David Landfill outside Fort Lauderdale.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    c. Land
    b. Water - Groundwater
    c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
    Authors:
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Florida, Miami, Fort Lauderdale
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0197
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Sobotka & Company, Inc.Address: 2501 M Street, N.W. Suite 550
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20037
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Office of Policy Analysis, Benefits StaffAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    11/23/1983
    Number of Pages:
    76
    Comment:
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