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Hazardous Waste Remediation Expenses
Relative to Federal Programs
to Combat Other Human Health Problems
(in billion dollars per year)
Breast and Cervical
Cancer Screening (0.4)
Heart Disease (.7
HIV/AIDS Research (1.2)
Childhood Immunization (1.4)
Cancer Research (2)
Hazardous Waste (25)
0 5 10 15 20 25 30
Sources: The hazardous waste site remediation figure is derived from Hazardous Waste Remediation: The Task Ahead published by
the University of Tennessee in December 1991. (See text.) All other information is the historical FY 1992 budgeted amounts
for these programs as reported in President Bush's proposed Budget for FY 1993.