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Main Title Superfund's future : what will it cost? : a report to Congress /
Author Probst, Katherine N.
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Konisky, David M.
Publisher Resources for the Future,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 46835451
ISBN 1891853392 (pbk.); 9781891853395 (pbk.)
Subjects Hazardous waste site remediation--United States--Finance ; Pollution--Economic aspects--United States
Additional Subjects United States--Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
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EHAM  HC110.W3P76 2001 3 copies Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 11/05/2012
EIAM  HC110.W3P76 2001 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 12/28/2001
EJAM HWTIC HC110.W3P76 2001 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/13/2013 DISPERSAL
EJBM  HC110.W3P76 2001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/09/2004
ELAM  HC110.W3P76 2001 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 11/30/2009
ELBM  HC110.W3P76 2001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/24/2009
EMAM  HC110.W3.P763 2001 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 06/18/2009
EOAM  HC110.W3P76 2001 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/10/2001
ERAM  HC110.W3P76 2001 HWC Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/21/2001
ESAM  HC110.W3P76 2001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/10/2001
ESAR ORC KF 3945 P76 2001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/10/2001
Collation xxx, 294 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
"RFF Press book"--Verso t.p. Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-284) and index.
Contents Notes
One of the most contentious issues in the recent congressional debate about the reauthorization of Superfund concerns how much money EPA needs for its implementation in the years to come. To provide some guidance for this discussion, the U.S. Congress asked Resources for the Future (RFF) to conduct an independent study of the program's future costs. The results of this research are included in Superfund's future. In this book, lead researchers Kate Probst and David Konisky provide estimates of EPA's likely expenditures for Superfund for each fiscal year from 2000 to 2009. The authors estimate the costs for the cleanup of sites currently on the National Priorities List (NPL), the cleanup cost of sites to be added to the NPL, and the day-to-day cost of implementing the Superfund program. They also address the issue of uncertainty in their cost estimates. Much of the controversy about the cost of Superfund concerns questions as to whether the program is beginning to ramp down, whether this will translate into a decreasing need for federal funds, and, if so, when? The political backdrop is complex. Some seek a major overhaul and reauthorization of the statute, arguing that considerable cleanup still needs to be done. Others oppose major changes, arguing that cleanup is almost complete. Probst and Konisky discuss these different perspectives in light of the policy choices most likely to have a dramatic effect on future costs of the program.