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EPA Releases 1999 Pollution Abatement Cost and Expenditures Data

Release Date: 12/04/2002
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Teresa Libera 202-564-7873/

(12/04/02) EPA announces the availability of 1999 Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures (PACE) data through the U.S. Bureau of Census. The PACE survey is the only comprehensive source of information on pollution abatement expenditures for U.S. manufacturing, mining and electric utility industries. The survey reports 1999 pollution treatment, disposal and recycling capital expenditures and operating costs totaled $6.2 billion and $16.8 billion, respectively. Additionally, pollution prevention expenditures totaled $2.8 billion; outlays for pollution prevention are reported as totals only. Additional details, by environmental medium and industry group, also are available. The expenditures reported are for U.S. manufacturing, mining and electric utility industries, and do not include depreciation, research and development expenditures, or lost productivity. The survey was conducted by the Bureau of Census, with EPA sponsorship, and is available at:

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