Public disclosure of environmental violations in the Republic of Korea
AbstractSince 1989, environmental authorities of the Republic of Korea have published on a monthly basis a list of enterprises violating the country's environmental rules and regulations. This may be the longest environmental public disclosure program currently in existence. Over the period 1993-2001 in excess of 7,000 violations have been recorded in these monthly violation lists, involving more than 3,400 different companies. In this paper, the authors provide a comprehensive descriptive analysis of this dataset. Results suggest that the news media have given an important, though perhaps declining coverage, to the violation lists, with a focus on publicly traded companies, failures to operate pollution abatement equipment, and prosecutions.
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Date of creation: 31 Aug 2003
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Environmental Economics&Policies; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Decentralization; Public Health Promotion; Water and Industry; Environmental Economics&Policies; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Water and Industry; Health Economics&Finance; National Governance;
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- NEP-ACC-2004-09-12 (Accounting & Auditing)
- NEP-ALL-2004-08-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENV-2004-08-16 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-SEA-2004-08-16 (South East Asia)
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