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Main Title Cost-Benefit Analysis and Water Pollution Policy.
Author Peskin, Henry M. ; Seskin., Eugene P. ;
CORP Author Urban Inst., Washington, D.C.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1975
Report Number URI-77000 ;ISBN-0-87766-120-0; UI-169-5006-1;
Stock Number PB-249 900
Additional Subjects Water pollution abatement ; Benefit cost analysis ; Policies ; Meetings ; Reviews ; Water pollution control ; Technology assessment ; Water quality management ; Economic surveys ; Risk ; Public health ; Cost estimates ; Industrial water ; Ecology ; Cost engineering ; Environmental impacts ; Water rights ; Decision making ; Economic factors ; Research projects ; Legislation ; Institutional framework ; Water distribution(Applied) ; Water economy
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-249 900 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 375p
The editors and 17 other authors probe the state of the art of cost-benefit analysis as related to water pollution. They survey the existing literature on costs and benefits, discuss the difficulties of measuring both costs and benefits, and suggest measures for overcoming them, both from theoretical perspectives and in terms of actual applications to practical situations involving pollution. Such questions as how to assign monetary values to good health and the perpetuation of life are confronted. The authors discuss the implications for public policy from many angles-where the pollution should be measured, who should pay (and how much) for water pollution abatement, whether pollution reaches a 'point of no return' after which bodies of water can no longer be cleaned up, what control mechanisms are feasible, and whether institutional changes are needed to take account of the 'common property' feature of natural resources. The chapters are based on a 1973 symposium sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency.