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The Evolution of Hazardous Waste Programs : Resources for the Future - Katherine N. Probst

The Evolution of Hazardous Waste Programs

Resources for the Future

Paperback Published: 20th March 1999
ISBN: 9781891853012
Number Of Pages: 122

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In 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, RFFi? 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 countryi? s hazardous waste management program and describe the role of the public sector in facility financing.

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Executive Summaryp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Hazardous Waste Program Development: A Multistage Processp. 7
Facility Financingp. 27
Other Important Issues and Areas for Further Researchp. 47
Country Profilesp. 53
Project Contacts and Reviewersp. 99
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ISBN: 9781891853012
ISBN-10: 1891853015
Series: Resources for the Future
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: 20th March 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.09  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1