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Main Title Benefits of reducing nitrate contamination in private domestic wells under CAFO.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA 821/R-03/008
Stock Number PB2003-104491
Additional Subjects Nitrates ; Water wells ; Water pollution control ; Aquifers ; Health risks ; Public health ; Valuation ; Benefits transfer ; Benefit calculations ; Regulations ; Loadings ; Concentrations ; Modeling ; Animal feeding operations ; Confined animal feeding operations(CAFOs)
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NTIS  PB2003-104491 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 139 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) can contaminate aquifers and thus impose health risks and welfare losses on those who rely on groundwater for drinking water or other uses., which causes a blue-gray skin color, irritableness or lethargy, and potentially long-term developmental or neurological effects. Generally, once nitrate intake levels are reduced, symptoms abate. EPA's proposed revisions to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulation and effluent guidelines would affect the number and type of facilities subject to regulation as CAFOs, and would also introduce new requirements governing the land application of manure. As a result, EPA anticipates that its regulatory proposal will reduce nitrate levels in household wells. In light of clear empirical evidence from the economics literature that households are willing to pay to reduce nitrate concentrations in their water supplies - especially to reduce concentrations from above the MCL to below the MCL - the anticipated improvement in the quality of water drawn from private domestic wells represents a clear economic benefit. This report estimates these benefits for each of the 12 regulatory scenarios evaluated.
Caption title. "December 2002." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.