Accession Number:

ADA276293

Title:

The Total Costs of Cleaning Up Nonfederal Superfund Sites

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The cost of cleaning up the nations hazardous waste sites is far greater than the Congress expected in 1980 when it passed the federal law governing such cleanup. The magnitude of remaining costs is an important issue as the Congress reviews the progress and prospects of the federal Superfund program, set to expire on October 1, 1994. This study seeks to inform the Congressional and public reauthorization debate by estimating Superfunds future costs under existing policies.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE