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Can we buy time? Evaluation of the Swedish government's grant to remediation of contaminated sites.
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PMID:  21232846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The major aim of this paper is to analyze how government funding affects the pace of progress in four states of the remediation process of contaminated sites, from basic risk classification to cleanup. We introduce a methodological framework that takes into account the unobserved site-heterogeneity and simultaneously models duration in the different states. The results show that although site-heterogeneity contributes to make remediation a slow process, the third state, from the elaborate risk classification to the cleanup start, is a particular bottleneck. Even if government funding can speed up the process at this state, the effect is minuscule compared to the amounts of funding required. Thus, there is a need for policy to also focus on other barriers to remediation.
Maria Vredin Johansson; Johanna Forslund; Per Johansson; Eva Samakovlis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental management     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1095-8630     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Environ. Manage.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401664     Medline TA:  J Environ Manage     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1303-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
National Institute of Economic Research, Box 3116, SE-103 62 Stockholm, Sweden.
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