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Benefits Analyses Of Alternative SAMI Strategies: Selected Health And Welfare Methods And Analysis Results.

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The Southern Appalachian Mountains Initiative (SAMI) commissioned an "integrated assessment" to assess the environmental effects and selected socioeconomic costs and benefits of SAMI-designed reduction strategies. Though four socioeconomic topics were considered in the assessment, the topics were very narrow in scope in terms of the possible set of avoided health and welfare effects achievable under each control strategy. In fact, human mortality was the only health effect considered in the integrated assessment. This analysis is meant to provide an alternative evaluation of the same SAMI control strategies through the estimation of health benefits associated with SAMI-related pollution reductions.

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A.2002.4 C
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Office Division:
No division specified
EPA Author:
Conner, Lisa; Riley, Nancy
Document Type:
Benefit Analysis
Abt Associates, Inc.
Document Status:
Not Reported
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