Assigning Liability for Superfund Cleanups: An Analysis of Policy Options

Assigning Liability for Superfund Cleanups: An Analysis of Policy Options

by Katherine N. Probst, Paul R. Portney
     
 

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While more than 2,700 emergency removals of hazardous materials have taken place under Superfund, implementing the long-term cleanup program has been the object of considerable controversy. One of the most contentious issues is whether the liability standards in the law should be revised. The authors analyze the pros and cons associated with the current liability

Overview

While more than 2,700 emergency removals of hazardous materials have taken place under Superfund, implementing the long-term cleanup program has been the object of considerable controversy. One of the most contentious issues is whether the liability standards in the law should be revised. The authors analyze the pros and cons associated with the current liability approach, as well as with a variety of alternative strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915707645
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Series:
RFF Report Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.24(d)

Meet the Author

Katherine N. Probst is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future.

Paul R. Portney is president and a senior fellow of Resources for the Future. Probst and Portney are both co-authors of Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How?

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