Next Article in Journal
Assessments of Drought Impacts on Vegetation in China with the Optimal Time Scales of the Climatic Drought Index
Next Article in Special Issue
Managing Groundwater Radioactive Contamination at the Daiichi Nuclear Plant
Previous Article in Journal
Seminal Shedding of CMV and HIV Transmission among Men Who Have Sex with Men
Previous Article in Special Issue
Metallic Burden of Deciduous Teeth and Childhood Behavioral Deficits
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(7), 7593-7614; doi:10.3390/ijerph120707593

A Critical Evaluation of Waste Incineration Plants in Wuhan (China) Based on Site Selection, Environmental Influence, Public Health and Public Participation

1
School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2
College of Arts & Social Sciences, the Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601, Australia
3
Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths, University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT 2601, Australia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Oladele A. Ogunseitan
Received: 13 May 2015 / Revised: 25 June 2015 / Accepted: 29 June 2015 / Published: 8 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hazardous Waste and Human Health)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1250 KB, uploaded 8 July 2015]   |  

Abstract

With the rapid development of the waste incineration industry in China, top priority has been given to the problem of pollution caused by waste incineration. This study is the first attempt to assess all the waste incineration plants in Wuhan, the only national key city in central China, in terms of environmental impact, site selection, public health and public participation. By using a multi-criterion assessment model for economic, social, public health and environmental effects, this study indicates these incineration plants are established without much consideration of the local residents’ health and environment. A location analysis is also applied and some influences of waste incineration plants are illustrated. This study further introduces a signaling game model to prove that public participation is a necessary condition for improving the environmental impact assessment and increasing total welfare of different interest groups in China. This study finally offers some corresponding recommendations for improving the environmental impact assessments of waste incineration projects. View Full-Text
Keywords: waste incineration; multi-criterion assessment; game theory; site selection; environmental influence; public health; public participation waste incineration; multi-criterion assessment; game theory; site selection; environmental influence; public health; public participation
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Hu, H.; Li, X.; Nguyen, A.D.; Kavan, P. A Critical Evaluation of Waste Incineration Plants in Wuhan (China) Based on Site Selection, Environmental Influence, Public Health and Public Participation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 7593-7614.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health EISSN 1660-4601 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top