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Public disclosure of environmental violations in the Republic of Korea (English)

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  • Public disclosure of environmental violations in the Republic of Korea (English)
  • Hong, Jong Ho; Laplante, Benoit; Meisner, Craig
  • World Bank (WB)


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Title Public disclosure of environmental violations in the Republic of Korea (English)
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Hong, Jong Ho; Laplante, Benoit; Meisner, Craig

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World Bank (WB)

Date 2003
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health

Abstract

Since 1989, environmental authorities of the Republic of Korea have published on a monthly basis a list of enterprises violating the country's environmental rules and regulations. This may be the longest environmental public disclosure program currently in existence. Over the period 1993-2001 in excess of 7,000 violations have been recorded in these monthly violation lists, involving more than 3,400 different companies. In this paper, the authors provide a comprehensive descriptive analysis of this dataset. Results suggest that the news media have given an important, though perhaps declining coverage, to the violation lists, with a focus on publicly traded companies, failures to operate pollution abatement equipment, and prosecutions.