Overcoming National Barriers to International Waste Trade:A New Perspective on the Transnational Movement of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes

Overcoming National Barriers to International Waste Trade:A New Perspective on the Transnational Movement of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes

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The international trade in hazardous and radioactive waste to developing countries with inadequate infrastructure and lenient environmental laws has grown during recent decades and has been the target of public opposition in both developed and developing countries. This book contains a comprehensive analysis of the pertinent international legislation, as well as a comparative analysis of the European and the United States legislation and policies. This analysis demonstrates that current policies have failed because they have not taken account of the conflicting dimensions of the waste issue. Louka, therefore, proposes an alternative approach based on these dimensions, as well as efficiency and effectiveness considerations. This text is suitable for international, comparative, and environmental lawyers and scholars, as well as everyone who is concerned with the issue of international waste transfers.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 171.45 x 254 x 19.05mm | 590g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • 240 p.
  • 0792328507
  • 9780792328506

Table of contents

From Minimum Standards to Transnational Waste Management. The International Regulation of Wastes and the Private Liability Regimes. Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Practices and Models. Available Empirical Evidence. Developing National Standards and Liability Rules - the United States Legislation. Bans and the Principles of Proximity and Self-Sufficiency - the European Community Experimentaion with Waste Management. Alabama versus Belgium - the Community and United States Perspectives through the Microscope of Minimum Standards and Transnational Waste Management. Liability and Enforcement.
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