This report focuses on the possible effect of the proposed Superfund Reform Act of 1994 on transaction costs -- costs resulting not from cleanup but from assigning liability for cleanup among the various parties.
This report will be of interest to those evaluating Superfund's liability-based approach to cleaning up the thousands of abandoned or inactive sites across the United States that are contaminated with hazardous substances.
This publication contains the written statement of Lloyd S. Dixon submitted on November 4, 1993 to the Subcommittee on Superfund, Recycling, and Solid Waste of the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Congress enacted the Superfund program in 1980 to clean up the nation's worst inactive hazardous-waste sites. Superfund uses a liability-based approach intended to help government tap private-sector resources to finance and conduct cleanups.
The Superfund program is intended to handle emergencies arising from the release of hazardous wastes, to provide long-term cleanup for a limited number of sites, and to encourage more responsible disposal of hazardous wastes in the future.
This research brief describes a study that sought to determine the effects of Superfund’s liability-based system and its administrative procedures on the program’s pace and cost and on the nature of the remedies selected.
Describes a proposed research design to evaluate certain changes developed by the Environmental Protection Agency for operating and managing the Superfund remedial program to clean up uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.
The author summarizes the key features of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA); describes the siting process for a waste repository and recent implementation history, including accomplishment of major milestones to date; ...
Hazardous waste management has become an increasingly important public policy issue, requiring, among other things, that appropriate and acceptable levels of risk be determined. Since governmental response to the problem has been slow, research aimed...
With the passage of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, the policy debate surrounding nuclear waste management shifted from broad issues of problem definition to the question of "how" to implement the provisions of the Act. Among the more important...
QA Manager, Forces and Resources Policy Center (FRP), National Security Research Division (NSRD); Senior Economist
Education Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics, University of California, Davis; M.S. in economics, Colorado State University; B.A. in economics, Frostburg State University
Principal Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Education Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering, Johns Hopkins University; M.S. in civil engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A. in chemistry, Wellesley College