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Environmental Investments: The Cost of a Clean Environment, A Summary (1990)

Paper Number: EE-0294A

Document Date: 12/01/1990

Author(s): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Subject Area(s):

Economic Analysis, Pollution Abatement Control, Air Pollution Costs, Water Pollution Costs, Waste Management Costs

Keywords:  Economic Analysis, Pollution Abatement Control, Air Pollution Costs, Water Pollution Costs, Waste Management Costs, Private Sector Costs, Public Sector Costs, Capital Costs, Operating Costs, Administrative Costs

Abstract: 

This report summarizes more detailed report of the same name by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to the Congress of the United States. Presents data on environmental pollution control costs during the period 1972--1987, projects these costs for each subsequent year to the year 2000 under a number of assumptions, and breaks them down in a variety of ways. These ways include differentiating among capital, operating, and annualized costs, as well as the medium where the pollution is controlled, the economic sector (e.g., public, private) from which the control is funded, and whether the costs result from new or existing regulations.

Report available at EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications.

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This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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  • Environmental Investments: The Cost of a Clean Environment, A Summary (1990) (PDF)(56 pp, 906 K, 12/01/1990, EE-0294A, EPA-230-12-90-084)
    Presents data on environmental pollution control costs during the period 1972--1987, projects these costs for each subsequent year to the year 2000 under a number of assumptions, and breaks them down in a variety of ways. These ways include differentiating among capital, operating, and annualized costs, as well as the medium where the pollution controlled, the economic sector (e.g., public, private) from which the control is funded, and whether the costs result from new or existing regulations.