Screening of Existing Facilities with Elevated Environmental Risks by Using Facility Database of Pollution Permits
Selection of existing facilities with high environmental risks is a major priority before enacting related laws of environmental liability. Pareto principle is utilized to analyze relationship between facilities and emissions from possible pathways in environmental pollution facility database, involving permits of air pollution, water pollution, waste treatment and disposal, and operation of toxics. The top 10% of facilities at least accounts for 83% of permitted emissions, releases, usages and discharges. Amounts of raw material are not suitable for inclusion as a risk factor because the variety of chemicals compounds.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2013
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