Environmental Economics

Assessment of Air Pollution Damage to Vegetation in New England July 1971 - July 1972

Report of a regional survey of New England initiated to determine the economic losses to the agricultural industry from injury caused by air pollutants. Eighty-three investigations were made in 40 counties of the six adjoining New England states. Direct air pollution injury was observed in 14 counties and accounted for 29 of the reports. Greatest economic losses were observed on vegetables and agronomic crops as well as on flowers and foliage plants. Direct economic losses were estimated to be approximately $1.1 million for the 1971-72 season. As some incidents were not reported during the survey, continuing annual; losses are estimated to be approximately $1.5 million.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Resource/Environmental Harms
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Naegele, John
    Feder, W. A.
    Brandt, C. J.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Gillette, Donald
    Geographic Area:
    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0424
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Massachusetts, University ofAddress:
    City: Watham State: MA ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and MonitoringAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    08/01/1972
    Number of Pages:
    26
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    NTIS #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA-R5-72-009
    PB214161
    68-02-0084
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