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Case Study 3: Groundwater Contaminant Remediation Economics
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Remediation of contaminated hazardous waste sites is an environmental millstone, economic problem, a fi nancial challenge, and an emotional nightmare to those who have to live on or near one. Clearly, the economic system did not incorporate proper waste processing in the cost of products manufactured and did not value the natural capital represented in environmental resources to ensure their appropriate use in accommodating wastes. Southeast Rockford, Illinois is one of those places. Action is taking place to remedy the condition of the area.