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Protecting Public Health at Superfund Sites: Can Institutional Controls Meet the Challenge


John A. Pendergrass, Environmental Law Institute

Date Released: 

December 1999

Despite the increasing use of institutional controls at Superfund sites, there has been little analysis to date of the effectiveness of these controls in practice. This report investigates the effectiveness of institutional controls at four NPL sites. The Environmental Law Institute researched and analyzed the administrative, legal, economic, public health, and policy implications of using institutional controls to prevent exposure to residual hazardous substances.

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