Superfund's Future: What Will It Cost?

Superfund's Future: What Will It Cost?

by Katherine Probst, David M. Konisky, Robert Hersh, Michael B. Batz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1891853392

ISBN-13: 9781891853395

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Reauthorization of the Superfund law continues to be a major source of controversy among political leaders and environmental activists. Some seek a major overhaul of the statute, arguing that considerable cleanup still needs to be done. Others oppose major changes, asserting that cleanup is almost complete. One of the most contentious issues in the debate is

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Reauthorization of the Superfund law continues to be a major source of controversy among political leaders and environmental activists. Some seek a major overhaul of the statute, arguing that considerable cleanup still needs to be done. Others oppose major changes, asserting that cleanup is almost complete. One of the most contentious issues in the debate is whether the taxes that once stocked the Superfund Trust Fund need to be reinstated. The answer depends in large part on how much money EPA will need to implement the Superfund program. To inform this discussion, the U.S. Congress asked Resources for the Future (RFF) to estimate the program's future costs. The results of this research are included in Superfund's Future, a book that will become an essential reference for all participants in the debate about one of the nation's most controversial environmental programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891853395
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
RFF Press Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Removal Program
3. The Remedial Program and the Current National Priorities List
4. Post-Construction Activities
5. The Size and Composition of the Future National Priorities List
6. Superfund Support Activities and Programs
7. The Future Cost of Superfund: FY 2000 through FY 2009
Appendix A: EPA Regional Offices
Appendix B: FY 2000 Status of 52 Sites Proposed to the NPL as of the End of FY 1999
Appendix C: Data Sources
Appendix D: RFF Data Collection
Appendix E: Interviews Regarding Future NPL Sites
Appendix F: Building Blocks of the RFF Future Cost Model
Appendix G: The RFF Future Cost Model
Appendix H: Supplementary Tables of Results
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Glossary of Terms
Notes
Index

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