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RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Abstract

The authors show that in the 1940's technical consensus began to develop about the effects of land-based waste disposal on groundwater degradation. They go on to explain why this understanding was only slowly reflected in federal legislation.

Repository Citation

Halina Szejnwald Brown, Brian J. Cook, Robert Krueger & Jo Anne Shatkin, Reassessing the History of U.S. Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy - Problem Definition, Expert Knowledge and Agenda-Setting , 8 RISK 249 (1997).

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