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Main Title Measuring external effects of solid waste management /
Author Schmalensee, Richard, ; Ramanathan, Ramachandra ; Ramm, Wolfhard ; Smallwood., Dennis
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Author Title of a Work
Schmalensee, Richard.
CORP Author Institute for Policy Analysis, La Jolla, Calif.;Washington Environmental Research Center, D.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-600/5-75-010; EPA 600/5-78-010; EPA-R-801673; EPA-ROAP-02AAE-06
Stock Number PB-243 407
OCLC Number 01428478
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Environmental aspects. ; Sanitary landfills--Economic aspects. ; Economics. ; Environmental Pollution. ; Refuse Disposal.
Additional Subjects Refuse disposal ; Solid waste disposal ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Earth fills ; Economic analysis ; Classification ; Land use ; Noise pollution ; Management planning ; Benefit cost analysis ; Real property ; Design ; Models ; California ; Sanitary landfills
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-75-010 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-5-75-010 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/12/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/5-75-010 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/19/2003
ELBD  EPA 600-5-75-010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/07/2003
NTIS  PB-243 407 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 438 pages : illustrations, tables ; 28 cm.
This study analyzes the environmental impact of using sanitary landfills for disposing of solid waste. The relevant economic theory concerned with the measurement and valuation of external effects is developed and previous empirical impacts of various activities are reviewed. Both the theoretical and empirical evidence suggests that the costs and benefits of external effects are extremely difficult to measure directly but under certain circumstances property value studies can be used to obtain indirect estimates. A survey of the technology of sanitary landfills suggests that a properly designed fill will cause very little air and water pollution, but may impose visual and noise pollution on nearby residents. These hypotheses are tested with data on property surrounding four sanitary landfills in Los Angeles County. A model of the determinants of residential property values is formulated and estimated.
"March 1975." "Grant No. R-801673." "Program Element 1DB314." "ROAP -2AAE, Task 06." "Project Officer Dr. Fred H. Abel, Resource Analysis Staff, Washington Environmental Research Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." Includes bibliographical references.