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Integrating Insurance and Risk Management for Hazardous Wastes : Developments in Oncology; 59 - Howard Kunreuther

Integrating Insurance and Risk Management for Hazardous Wastes

Developments in Oncology; 59

By: Howard Kunreuther (Editor), Rajeev M. V. Gowda (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1990
ISBN: 9780792390091
Number Of Pages: 366

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A challenge facing society today is how to develop a meaningful strategy for integrated hazardous waste management. Meeting this challenge was the principal motivation for the conference on "Risk Assessment and Risk Management Strategies for Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal Prob­ lems," held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on May 18-19, 1988. The conference brought together representatives from the major interested parties - environmentalists, government, insurance, law, manufacturing, and the university community - who have been con­ cerned with the waste management process. The conference was the third cosponsored by the Wharton Center for Risk and Decision Processes addressing the knotty problem of hazardous waste. The first, held at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in 1985, examined the transportation, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials. It suggested steps that industry, insurers, and gov­ ernment agencies could take to improve the safety and efficiency with which hazardous materials are produced and controlled in industrialized societies. Specifically, it focused on the risk-management tools of insurance, com­ pensation, and regulation. xv xvi PREFACE The second conference, held at the Wharton School, University of Penn­ sylvania in 1986, concentrated on the role of insurance and compensation in environmental pollution problems. It characterized a set of problems related to the environmental pollution liability insurance crisis as presented by key interested parties and proposed a set of research needs for providing a sound basis for constructing socially appropriate measures to deal with the problem.

I Cleaning Up Inactive Waste Sites.- 1 Risk Assessment Issues Associated with Cleaning Up Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites.- 2 Insurability Issues Associated with Cleaning Up Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites.- 3 Risk Management Issues Associated with Cleaning Up Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites.- II Managing Existing Waste Sites.- 4 Risk Assessment Issues Associated with Managing Existing Hazardous Waste Sites.- 5 Insurability Issues Associated with Managing Existing Hazardous Waste Sites.- 6 Risk Management Issues Associated with Managing Existing Hazardous Waste Sites.- III The Small Group Discussions.- 7 A Risk Communication Perspective on an Integrated Waste Management Strategy.- 8 An Environmental Perspective on an Integrated Waste Management Strategy.- 9 An Industrial Perspective on an Integrated Waste Management Strategy.- 10 An Insurance Perspective on an Integrated Waste Management Strategy.- 11 A Legal Perspective on an Integrated Waste Management Strategy.- 12 A Legislative Perspective on an Integrated Waste Management Strategy.- IV Toward an Integrated Waste Management Strategy.- 13 A Synthesis of the Conference.- 14 Conclusion.

ISBN: 9780792390091
ISBN-10: 0792390091
Series: Developments in Oncology; 59
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 30th April 1990
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 1.59