The Evolution of Hazardous Waste Programs
Lessons from Eight Countries
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Evolution of Hazardous Waste Programs by Katherine N. Probst
Book DescriptionIn most countries, the development of environmental programs follows a similar pattern. Early efforts concentrate on direct threats to public health, such as contaminated drinking water and air pollution. Only after these problems are addressed does the need to improve day-to-day management of hazardous wastes reach the top of the environmental agenda. In this new report, RFF s Katherine Probst and Thomas Beierle compare the development of hazardous waste management programs in eight countries---the United States, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand---and discuss steps taken to foster proper hazardous waste management. The authors focus on two questions: What were the major steps in the evolution of a successful hazardous waste program? What role, if any, did the public sector play in financing modern treatment and disposal facilities? Based on interviews and secondary sources, this report includes country-specific profiles that detail the steps in the evolution of each country s hazardous waste management program and describe the role of the public sector in facility financing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781891853012
(229mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Resources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 2-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Katherine N. Probst
Katherine N. Probst is a senior fellow in the Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management Division at Resources for the Future. She is most recently the coauthor of Superfund's Future: What Will It Cost? Thomas C. Beierle is a fellow with the Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management Division at RFF.
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