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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.

Topics Included:

  • 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