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Author Fagin, Dan, author.

Title Toms River : a story of science and salvation / Dan Fagin.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2015]
©2013, 2015


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  577 FAG    Check Shelf
Description xxiii, 542 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Marking time -- The Ice Cream Factory. Pirates ; Insensible things ; First fingerprints ; Secrets ; Sharkey and Columbo at the Rustic Acres ; Cells ; On Cardinal Drive -- Breach. Water and salt ; Hippies in the kitchen ; The coloring contest ; Cases ; Acceptable risks ; Friends and neighbors -- Counting. Two wards, two hits ; Cluster busting ; Moving on ; Invisible trauma ; A cork in the ocean ; Expectations -- Causes. Outsiders ; Surrogacy ; Blood work ; Associations ; Legacies.
Summary Recounts the decades-long saga of the New Jersey seaside town plagued by childhood cancers caused by air and water pollution due to the indiscriminate dumping of toxic chemicals, that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping.
Subject Drinking water -- Contamination -- Health aspects -- New Jersey -- Toms River Watershed.
Cancer -- New Jersey -- Toms River Watershed.
Groundwater -- Pollution -- Health aspects -- New Jersey -- Toms River Watershed.
Water quality -- New Jersey -- Toms River Watershed.
Toms River Watershed (N.J.) -- Environmental conditions.
ISBN 1610915917
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