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Stockpiles of obsolete pesticides and cleanup priorities : a methodology and application for Tunisia / Susmita Dasgupta; Craig Meisner; David Wheeler
AuthorDasgupta, Susmita ; Meisner, Craig ; Wheeler, David
PublishedWashington, DC : World Bank, Development Research Group, Environment and Energy Team, 2009 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, 2009
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (Text, 25 S., 151 kB)
Literaturverz. S. 14 - 15
SeriesPolicy research working paper ; 4893
Document typeE-Book
URLVerlag ; Resolving-System ; Verlag
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"Obsolete pesticides have accumulated in almost every developing country or economy in transition over the past several decades. Public health and environmental authorities are eager to reduce health threats by removing and decontaminating stockpile sites but there are many sites cleanup can be costly and public resources are scarce. Under these conditions it seems sensible to develop a methodology for prioritizing sites and treating them sequentially as budgetary resources permit. This paper presents a methodology that develops cleanup priority indices for Tunisia. The approach integrates information on populations at risk their proximity to stockpiles and the relative toxic hazards of the stockpiles. The robustness of this approach is tested by varying model parameters widely and testing for stability in the rank-ordering of results. "--World Bank web site
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