Regulating NO x and SO 2 Emissions in Atlanta
AbstractThrough a series of experiments, we measure the marginal damage of emissions near Atlanta using a sophisticated integrated assessment model. The marginal damages of sulfur dioxide (SO 2) are driven by proximity to downtown Atlanta; emissions produced closer to the city lead to higher exposures and therefore damages. The spatial pattern in damages from nitrogen oxide (NO x) emissions are more complex because of the powerful role of atmospheric chemistry. NO x emissions from ground-level sources in downtown Atlanta reduce aggregate exposures to both the tropospheric ozone as well as small particulates. In contrast, NO x discharges in suburban or rural areas lead to higher exposures and damages from both pollutants. These findings raise questions about the current policy of treating all NO x and SO x emissions as though they are alike.
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Volume (Year): 9 (2009)
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