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Title Let's Clear the Air
Subject Air--Pollution
Description The Thirty-Sixth Annual Frederick William Reynolds Lecture.
Creator De Nevers, Noel, 1932-
Publisher The Frederick William Reynolds Association
Date 1973-02-20
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed tiff. Display images generated in PhotoshopCS and uploaded into CONTENTdm Aquisition Station.
Resource Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/reynolds,1266
Source TD883 .D45 1973
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "Let's clear the air," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
ID 320531
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ht2m87

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Description 10 THE THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REYNOLDS LECTURE This situation in which we have both control and damage costs can be visualized as shown in this figure: DAMAGE AND CONTROL COSTS POLLUTION CONTROL EXPENDITURE The figure shows three curves, one for the cost of control, one for damage cost, and one for total cost, which is the sum of the other two. We see that, starting from the left, as we increase our control expenditure our damage cost decreases; by expending more on control we make the air cleaner and thus reduce damages. However, as we increase the expenditure for pollution control we produce less and less reduction in damage costs, because the law of diminishing returns applies as well to air pollution control as it does to all other human activities. Thus, the sum of control and damage cost has a minimum value; the pollution control expenditure corresponding to this minimum total cost is the optimum pollution control expenditure. Pollution control expenditures either more or less than this optimum are foolish; they result in total costs more than we really have to bear.
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Identifier 012-RNLT-DeNeversN_Page10.jpg
Source Original Manuscript: Let's Clear the Air by Noel de Nevers.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
ID 320512
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ht2m87/320512