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Main Title Benefits of Regulating Hazardous Waste Disposal: Land Values as an Estimator. Executive Summary.
Author Cook, Z. L. ; Ferguson, A. R. ; Adler, K. J. ; Vickers, M. J. ;
CORP Author Public Interest Economics Center, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Economic Analysis Div.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-01-5838 ;EPA-68-01-6543; EPA/230/03-85/004;
Stock Number PB85-151173
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Regulations ; Environmental surveys ; Risk ; Sites ; Land surveys ; Air pollution ; Land disposal ; Pleasant Plains
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-151173 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19p
Summary of two phase conceptual and empirical examination of whether the social costs imposed by hazardous waste sites are reflected in residential property values. A hedonic analysis is used to account for other housing characteristics that affect property values. In Phase I, two sites were studied in detail, with some evidence of a rent gradient for one site (Pleasant Plains) but not for the other. In Phase I, more data were collected and analyzed for the Pleasant Plains site, which caused the apparent rent gradient to disappear. An unsuccessful attempt was made to locate a third hazardous waste site with air pollution and adequate property values data. The study fails to show that this property values approach is useful for estimating the damages from (or the benefits from more stringent regulation of) hazardous waste disposal.