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Superfund's Future by Katherine N. Probst
Book DescriptionReauthorization 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781891853395
(279mm x 216mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Resources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Katherine N. Probst
Evolution of Hazardous Waste Programs, Paperback (June 1999)
In most countries, the development of environmental programs follows a similar pattern. This report compares the development of hazardous waste management programs in eight countries - the US, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand - and discuss steps taken to foster proper hazardous waste management.
Long-term Stewardship and the Nuclear Weapons Complex, Paperback (June 1998)
Decades of US nuclear weapons production have exacted a heavy environmental toll. The Department of Energy estimates that cleaning up waste and contamination resulting from production activities will cost over $150 billion. The authors make a compelling case for establishing a formal program of long-term stewardship for contaminated sites.
Assigning Liability for Superfund Cleanups, Paperback (June 1992)» View all books by Katherine N. Probst
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. This title analyzes the pros and cons associated with the liability approach, as well as with various alternative strategies.
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Author Biography - Katherine N. Probst
Katherine Probst is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future. She is the coauthor of Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How?, Long-Term Stewardship and the Nuclear Weapons Complex: The Challenge Ahead, and The Evolution of Hazardous Waste Programs: Lessons from Eight Countries. David M. Konisky is a research associate at Resources for the Future. His recent work has been published in The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Also contributing to Superfund's Future are Robert Hersh, research assistant Michael B. Batz, and consultant Katherine D. Walker.
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