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Main Title Unfinished Business in New England: A Comparative Assessment of Environmental Problems. Overview Report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA. Region I.
Publisher Dec 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/901/7-89/001;
Stock Number PB89-166375
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Pollution ; Ecology ; Risk ; Assessments ; Evaluation ; Air pollution ; Public health ; Ozone ; Radon ; Lead(Metal) ; Surface waters ; Exposure ; Toxicity ; Methodology ; New England ; Priorities ; Lessons learned ; Wetlands
Internet Access
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NTIS  PB89-166375 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1989
Collation 64p
The report presents the results of a study conducted by EPA in New England that examined 24 environmental problems and assessed the level of residual risk posed by each problem to human health and to ecosystems. Residual risk is defined as the risk posed by a problem, given current levels of control. The authors also estimated the management tools that are currently available to address the highest risk problem areas. The report summarizes the methodology that was used to conduct these analyses, the findings of the study and lessons learned. The three problems posing the most serious residual risk for human health are ozone, radon and lead. The problems posing the most serious ecological risks are air pollution (primarily ozone), acid rain, loss of wetlands and habitat, all discharges to surface water and accidental releases.