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Setting Priorities for Environmental Management. An Application to the Mining Sector in Bolivia

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  • Ayres, W.S.
  • Anderson, K.
  • Hanrahan, D.

Mining and industrial activities, if poorly managed, can damage the environment and leave behind contaminated materials which release pollutants for many years after the mines or enterprises have shut down. Cleaning up old mine and industrial sites is often extremely costly. Furthermore, cleaning up the sites may not result in appreciable improvements in human health or the environment. Given resource constraints, what decision rules should guide activities for remediation? Which sites should be addressed first?

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Paper provided by World Bank - Technical Papers in its series Papers with number 398.

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Length: 108 pages
Date of creation: 1998
Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:398
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