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Cost-Benefit Analysis in Superfund Site Remediation
December 14, 2015
Montgomery McCracken partner Charles B. Casper presented a lecture on “Cost-Benefit Analysis in Superfund Site Remediation” at the Superfund Research and Training Center in the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. The Center has a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for research into asbestos exposure.
- Superfund Sites
- How is remedy selected
- Who pays for investigation and remedy
- Statutory Cleanup Standards
- Enforcing Statutory Cleanup Standards
- National Contingency Plan
- EPA Risk-Assessment Guidance
- Assumed future use drives risk
- Conservative estimates drive risk
- Likelihood of residential use and exposure
- Cost per cancer case avoided
- Goal of cost-benefit analysis