SD facilities location and environmental justice

Stephan J. Goetz, D. J. Kemlage

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Abstract

After controlling for cost- and demand-related factors affecting the profitability of operating hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) facilities, the authors find that higher shares of minority population and poverty rates are associated with a statistically higher probability that one or more TSD facilities are present in a US county. Evidence regarding the relationship between minorities and the number of TSD facilities per capita is mixed. An inverse Kuznet's U-type effect is found to exist between per capita income and the probability of TSD location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-300
Number of pages16
JournalReview of Regional Studies
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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