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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Hazardous Wastes: A Risk-Benefit Framework Applied to Cadmium and Asbestos.
Author Moll, Kendall ; Baum, Sanford ; Capener, Erwin ; Dresch, Francis ; Wright., Rose ;
CORP Author Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 1975
Report Number SRI-EGU-3561; EPA-68-01-2915;
Stock Number PB-257 951
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Asbestos ; Cadmium ; Water pollution abatement ; Social effect ; Risk analysis ; Sanitary landfills ; Decision making ; Management planning ; Industrial wastes ; Public health ; Air pollution ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-257 951 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 266p
This study develops a decision framework for evaluating hazardous waste standards in terms of social risks and product benefits. The analysis focuses on cadmium and asbestos as examples of land waste disposal problems, but is also estimates waste quantities in air and water. Effects of uncertainties in the individual estimates on overall confidence limits, resultant decision criteria, and research needs are evaluated. The approach encompasses the full chain of variables leading to decision criteria, including (1) wastes escaping into the various media from each step in the hazardous material flow process, including extraction, refining, manufacturing, use, and disposal; (2) cost and effectiveness of alternative waste control measures; (3) their economic, employment, and balance-of-trade effects; (4) environmental dispersion mechanisms; (5) human exposures, dose-damage relationships, and resultant mortalities; (6) risk/benefit relationships; and (7) equity distribution, social acceptance, and other independent criteria. An extensive bibliography is included.