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Main Title Estimating environmental damages from surface mining of coal in Appalachia : a case study /
Author Randall, Alan ; Grunewald, Orlen ; Pagoulatos, Angelos ; Ausness, Richard ; Johnson., Sue
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Randall, Alan,
Martin, John F.
CORP Author Kentucky Univ., Lexington.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available from National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-003; EPA-68-01-3586
Stock Number PB-279 150
OCLC Number 04911087
Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects--Appalachian Region.
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Surface mining ; Environmental impacts ; Economic analysis ; Water pollution ; Land reclamation ; Watersheds ; Demography ; Surface water runoff ; Soil erosion ; Stream pollution ; Government policies ; Regulations ; Legislation ; Esthetic properties ; Recreational facilities ; Flooding ; Strip mining ; Recommendations ; Kentucky ; Appalachian Mountain Region(United States) ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-600/2-78-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/09/2014
EJBD  EPA-600/2-78-003 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/09/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-78-003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-279 150 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation x, 131 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
A coherent methodology for economic valuation of the environmental damage from surface mining is presented in this report. The empirical case study was conducted in the watershed of the North Fork of the Kentucky River, a mountainous region which includes parts of six counties, four of which have been heavily impacted by surface mining of coal. The value of environmental damage from surface mining for coal in the study region was estimated under four alternative regulatory regimes: (1) the existing regulations, (2) a 'no regulations' regime, (3) a regulatory regime similar to that which would be established by a Federal surface mining and reclamation bill, and (4) an alternative regulatory framework, generated by the research team, which relies more heavily on economic incentives for damage prevention and reclamation. In this case study, legal, economic and sociological analyses were integrated. Estimates of five categories of damage were presented: aesthetic damage; deterioration of water quality for domestic, commercial and industrial uses; damages from increased flooding; damage to land and buildings; and damage to fish, wildlife and recreation related activities.
"January 1978". "EPA-600/2-78-003". Includes bibliographical references.