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The Benefits and Costs of Regulatory Reforms for Superfund
(Stanford Environmental Law Journal, 1997)
The current policy approach used in the Superfund program is a peculiar halfway house. EPA devotes substantial effort to identifying chemicals at a site and ascertaining their potential risks. It also assesses the costs ...
Private Values of Risk Tradeoffs at Superfund Sites: Housing Market Evidence on Learning About Risk
(The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2000)
This paper incorporates a Bayesian learning model into a hedonic framework to estimate the value that residents place on avoiding cancer risks from hazardous-waste sites. We show that residents are willing to pay to avoid ...
Human Health Risk Assessments for Superfund
(Ecology Law Quarterly, 1994)
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) is scheduled for reauthorization in the spring of 1995, and Congress must decide either to continue the Superfund program in its current ...
Cleaning Up Superfund
(The Public Interest, 1996)
The cleanup of hazardous wastes is the number one environmental concern of the American people. The government's response: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its Superfund program, which was established by ...
Superfund and Real Risks
(The American Enterprise, 1994)
An analysis of the Superfund program represents the first systematic effort to document the character of the risks addressed by this legislation, which will in turn determine the total cleanup cost and the degree to which ...
Are Risk Regulators Rational? Evidence from Hazardous Waste Cleanup Decisions
(The American Economic Review, 1999)
Using original data on the cleanup of 130 hazardous waste sites, we examine the degree Superfund decisions are driven by efficiency concerns, biases in risk perceptions, and political factors. Target risk levels chosen by ...