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010      2021038250 
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050 00 TD181.N72|bN5136 2022 
082 00 363.738/40974799|223/eng/20211027 
100 1  O'Brien, Keith,|d1973-|eauthor. 
245 10 Paradise falls :|bthe true story of an environmental 
       catastrophe /|cKeith O'Brien. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bPantheon Books,|c[2022] 
264  4 |c©2022 
300    xi, 455 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations, maps ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-423) and 
505 0  Maps -- Author's note -- Introduction : May 14, 1972 -- 
       Part I : December 1976-December 1977 -- Part II : January-
       October 1978 -- Part III : October 1978-December 1979 -- 
       Part IV : January-May 1980. 
520    "From the New York Times best-selling journalist, the 
       staggering, hidden story of an unlikely band of mothers 
       who discovered the deadly secret of Love Canal, and 
       exposed one of America's most devastating environmental 
       disasters. Lois Gibbs, Luella Kenny and Barbara Quimby 
       thought they had found a slice of the American dream when 
       they and their families moved onto the quiet streets of 
       Love Canal, a picturesque middle-class hamlet by Niagara 
       Falls in the winter of 1977, the town had record snowfalls,
       and in the spring, rains filled the earth with water like 
       a sponge and the basements of the neighborhood's homes 
       with a pungent odor. It was the sweet, synthetic smell of 
       chemicals. Then, one by one, the children of the more than
       800 families that made Love Canal their home started 
       getting very sick. In this propulsive work of narrative 
       reportage, Keith O'Brien uncovers how Lois, Luella, 
       Barbara and other local mothers uncovered the poisonous 
       secret of Love Canal: that they were living on the site 
       where industrial employer Hooker Chemical had been dumping
       toxic waste for years, and covering it up. O'Brien braids 
       together the previously unknown stories of Hooker 
       Chemical's deception, the local newspapermen and 
       scientists who tried to help, the city officials who 
       didn't, and the heroic women who stood up to corporate and
       governmental indifference, and--ultimately--triumphed. 
       O'Brien paints a vividly how their dauntless efforts would
       capture the American imagination at the time and form the 
       foundation of the modern environmental movement."--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Chemical plants|xWaste disposal|xEnvironmental aspects
       |zNew York (State)|zNiagara Falls. 
650  0 Hazardous waste sites|zNew York (State)|zNiagara Falls. 
650  0 Pollution|xPhysiological effect|zNew York (State)|zNiagara
650  0 Hazardous waste site remediation|zNew York (State)
       |zNiagara Falls|xCitizen participation. 
650  7 TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General.
650  7 Chemical plants|xWaste disposal|xEnvironmental aspects.
650  7 Hazardous waste site remediation|xCitizen participation.
650  7 Hazardous waste sites.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00952349 
650  7 Pollution|xPhysiological effect.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01070143
651  0 Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
651  7 New York (State)|zNiagara Falls.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01205634
651  7 New York (State)|zNiagara Falls|zLove Canal Chemical Waste
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
655  7 HISTORY / United States / 20th Century^HISTORY / Women^
       BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists.|2lcgft 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aO'Brien, Keith, 1973-|tParadise falls
       |bFirst edition|dNew York : Pantheon Books, [2022]
       |z9780593318447|w(DLC)  2021038251 
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