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Main Title Calculating risks? : the spatial and political dimensions of hazardous waste policy /
Author Hamilton, James, ; Hamilton, James T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Viscusi, W. Kip.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40698662
ISBN 0262082780; 9780262082785
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Government policy--United States ; Hazardous waste site remediation--Government policy--United States ; Environmental policy--United States ; Hazardous waste sites--Law and legislation--United States ; Risk--United States ; Sonderabfallbeseitigung--(DE-588)4181788-6 ; Umweltpolitik--(DE-588)4078523-3 ; Umweltrecht--(DE-588)4061643-5 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7 ; Politique de l'environnement--âEtats-Unis ; Risque--âEtats-Unis ; Dchets dangereux--Politique publique--Etats-Unis ; Dépãots de dchets dangereux--Etats-Unis ; Umweltèokonomie ; Bodenverschmutzung ; Gesundheitsgefährdung
Additional Subjects United States--Environmental Protection Agency
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Table of contents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  HC110.E5H315 1999 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/15/2000
EJDM  HC110.E5H315 1999 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 09/22/2000
Collation xi, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. {301}-320) and index.
Contents Notes
"In this book James T. Hamilton and W. Kip Viscusi present the first comprehensive analysis of the magnitude of hazardous waste risks and of the efficacy of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program."--Jacket. "By matching agency decision data to detailed census information using geographic information systems (GIS) technology, the authors show that most hazardous waste sites do not pose sufficient risk to merit the most stringent cleanup options. Those sites that do pose considerable risk to exposed populations often receive inadequate attention, because government decisions to target cleanups are based more on political factors than on actual risks. The authors propose policy reforms that could significantly reduce cleanup costs without sacrificing the protection of human health."--Jacket.