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Main Title Economic Losses in the Columbus SMSA Due to Long-Range Transport of Airborne Residuals in the Ohio River Basin Energy Study Region.
Author Page, Walter P. ; Gowdy, John M. ;
CORP Author Ohio River Basin Energy Study, Urbana, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-805585; EPA-600/7-81-161;
Stock Number PB82-110735
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Transport properties ; Electric power plants ; Economics ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Kentucky ; West Virginia ; Pennsylvania ; Illinois ; Indiana ; Ohio ; Ohio River Basin Energy Study Region ; Path of pollutants ; Air quality
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-110735 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 129p
This report was prepared as part of the Ohio River Basin Energy Study (ORBES), a multidisciplinary policy research program supported by the Environmental Protection Agency. The ORBES region covers all of Kentucky, most of West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania, and substantial portions of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Central Ohio is an area where the long-range transport of air pollutants is a problem, and a relatively small increase in pollution emitted from sources within the SMSA could cause the area to violate federal primary standards for sulfur dioxide and particulates. This report estimates the potential loss in economic product to the Columbus SMSA by calculating the difference in economic output between (1) the projected increase in potential output possible under existing air quality regulations without additional background pollution from new out-of-area fossil fuel power plants and (2) the projected increase in output possible when this additional source of pollution is taken into account. Estimated losses are provided for seven different ORBES scenarios.