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Author Lerner, Steve.

Title Sacrifice zones : the front lines of toxic chemical exposure in the United States / Steve Lerner ; foreword by Phil Brown.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  363.738 LERNER    Check Shelf
Description [xv], 346 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Ocala, Florida : community blanketed by "black snow" from neighboring charcoal factory -- Pensacola, Florida : health problems near "Mount Dioxin" require mass relocation -- Port Arthur, Texas : public housing residents breathe contaminated air from nearby refineries and chemical plants -- Corpus Christi, Texas : Hillcrest residents exposed to benzene in neighborhood next to refinery -- Addyston, Ohio : the plastics plant next door -- Marietta, Ohio : steel-hardening plant spews tons of manganese into river valley town's air -- Tallevast, Florida : rural residents live atop groundwater contaminated by high-tech weapons company -- San Antonio, Texas : contamination from Kelly Air Force Base suspected of causing sickness and death in adjacent Latino community -- Daly City, California : Midway Village : public housing built on contaminated soil -- St. Lawrence Island, Alaska : Yupik Eskimos face contaminated water and traditional food supplies near former U.S. military bases -- Greenpoint, New York : giant oil spill spreads beneath Brooklyn neighborhood -- An ongoing puzzle : disease clusters possibly caused y multiple sources of pollution -- Fallon, Nevada : largest U.S. pediatric leukemia cluster near naval air station and tungsten smelter -- Conclusion.
Subject Environmental toxicology -- United States -- Case studies.
Chemical spills -- Health aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Hazardous substances -- Health aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Hazardous waste sites -- United States -- Case studies.
Pollution -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780262014403 hardback alkaline paper
0262014408 hardback alkaline paper
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