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Environmental Risk Management: Toxic & Hazardous Substances

B763 is taught by J. Applegate, J. Simmons

This course considers the legal and policy options for regulating of environmental risks to human health and the environment risk in order to provide students with an understanding of the strengths and drawbacks of various approaches. The course focuses on the statutory and regulatory management of toxic substances and hazardous wastes under a variety of federal statutes (primarily FIFRA, TSCA, RCRA, and CERCLA), and also addresses broader jurisprudential and ethical issues such as the valuation of lives, the distribution of risk in society, and the expansion of Common Law remedial norms with preventive and precautionary norms.