Waste-To-Energy in the United States: A Social and Economic Assessment

By T. Randall Curlee; Susan M. Schexnayder et al. | Go to book overview

Contents
Illustrationsix
Forewordxiii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsxv
Abbreviationsxvii
1. Introduction1
1.1 Municipal Solid Waste and the Role of Waste-to- Energy1
1.2 General Approach5
1.3 A Preview of Following Chapters7
2. Why Is Waste-to-Energy So Controversial?9
2.1 The Issues9
2.2 Uncertainties About Potential Environmental and Health Risks10
2.3 Legislative and Regulatory Uncertainties17
2.4 Uncertainties About the Future of Alternatives to WTE25
2.5 Uncertainties About WTE Technologies29
2.6 Potential Failures in the Decision-Making Process33
3. An Overview of Waste-to-Energy in the United States37
3.1 Introduction37
3.2 The Adoption of WTE in the United States37

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface and Acknowledgments xv
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Chapter 1 Introduction 1
  • Notes 7
  • Chapter 2 Why is Waste-To-Energy So Controversial? 9
  • Notes 33
  • Chapter 3 an Overview of Waste-To-Energy in the United States 37
  • Notes 61
  • Chapter 4 Waste-To-Energy in the United States and Key Socioeconomic Factors 63
  • Notes 95
  • Chapter 5 a Focus on Financial Issues 97
  • Notes 131
  • Chapter 6 Case Studies: Community Decision Making 135
  • Notes 212
  • Chapter 7 the Socioeconomics of Waste-To- Energy: Conclusions 215
  • Appendixes 229
  • Bibliography 239
  • Index 251
  • About the Authors 259
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