Cleaning Up the Mess: Implementation Strategies in Superfund / Edition 1

Cleaning Up the Mess: Implementation Strategies in Superfund / Edition 1

by Thomas W. Church, Robert T. Nakamura
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815714130

ISBN-13: 9780815714132

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The federal Superfund program for cleaning up America's inactive toxic waste sites is noteworthy not only for its enormous cost-- $15.2 billion has been authorized thus far--but also for its unique design.

Overview

The federal Superfund program for cleaning up America's inactive toxic waste sites is noteworthy not only for its enormous cost-- $15.2 billion has been authorized thus far--but also for its unique design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815714132
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part 1Program Design
1.Introduction3
Statutory Framework4
Competing Strategies for Superfund Implementation8
A Case Study Approach to Superfund13
2.Superfund's Tool Kit17
Policy Tools18
Implementation Strategies in Superfund21
Goals35
Part 2Case Studies
3.Prosecution43
Regional Characteristics and Strategic Choices43
Laskin Poplar47
Cliffs Dow59
Assessing the Prosecution Strategy64
4.Accommodation67
Regional Characteristics and Strategic Choices67
Tybouts Corner Landfill71
Harvey and Knott Drum84
Assessing the Accommodation Strategy93
5.Public Works95
Regional Characteristics and Strategic Choices96
Lee's Lane Landfill100
Davis Farm107
Assessing the Public Works Strategy112
Part 3Cleaning Up the Mess
6.What Works?117
Examining the Approaches119
Lessons135
7.Ruminations on Reform143
The Complexity of Joint Action146
Superfund's Liability System162
Conclusion: Homilies from Superfund on "Making Privatization Work"168
Glossary173
Notes177
Index205

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