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Does hazardous waste matter?

evidence from the housing market and the Superfund Program

by Michael Greenstone

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Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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Approximately $30 billion (2000$) has been spent on Superfund clean-ups of hazardous waste sites, and remediation efforts are incomplete at roughly half of the 1,500 Superfund sites. This study estimates the effect of Superfund clean-ups on local housing price appreciation. We compare housing price growth in the areas surrounding the first 400 hazardous waste sites to be cleaned up through the Superfund program to the areas surrounding the 290 sites that narrowly missed qualifying for these clean-ups. We cannot reject that the clean-ups had no effect on local housing price growth, nearly two decades after these sites became eligible for them. This finding is robust to a series of specification checks, including the application of a quasi-experimental regression discontinuity design based on knowledge of the selection rule. Overall, the preferred estimates suggest that the benefits of Superfund clean-ups as measured through the housing market are substantially lower than the $43 million mean cost of Superfund clean-ups. Keywords: Valuation of environmental goods, Hazardous waste sites, Environmental regulation, Regression discontinuity, Superfund, Externalities. JEL Classifications: H4, Q51, Q53, R5, R2, I18.

Edition Notes

StatementMichale Greenstone [and] Justin Gallagher
SeriesWorking paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics -- working paper 05-27, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 05-27.
ContributionsGallagher, Justin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
The Physical Object
Pagination49, [19] p. :
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24641635M
OCLC/WorldCa64385747

Approximately $30 billion ($) has been spent on Superfund clean-ups of hazardous waste sites, and remediation efforts are incomplete at roughly half of the 1, Superfund sites. This study estimates the effect of Superfund clean-ups on local housing price appreciation. We compare housing price growth in the areas surrounding the first hazardous waste sites to . CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This paper uses the housing market to develop estimates of the local welfare impacts of Superfund-sponsored cleanups of hazardous waste sites. We show that if consumers value the cleanups, then the hedonic model predicts that they will lead to increases in local housing prices and new home .

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This volume examines crimes that violate environmental regulations, as part of an emerging area of criminology known as green criminology. The contributions to this book examine criminal justice concerns related to regulating and enforcing environmental laws, as well as the consequences for families and communities impacted by hazardous waste and pollution. Select Chapter 17 - Solid, Hazardous, and Radioactive Waste Law and Regulations. Book chapter Full text access. While this book does not seek to present a comprehensive scientific and technical coverage of all aspects of the subject matter, it makes the issues, ideas, and language of environmental engineering accessible and understandable.


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