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The Tacoma Smelter -- City of destiny, city of smoke -- Uncovering a crisis in El Paso -- Bunker Hill -- Tacoma : a disaster is discovered -- A carcinogenic threat -- Sacrificed.
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Thoroughly grounded in extensive archival research, Tainted Earth traces the rise of public health concerns about nonferrous smelting in the western United States, focusing on three major facilities: Tacoma, Washington; El Paso, Texas; and Bunker Hill, Idaho. It documents the response from community residents, public health scientists, the industry, and the government to pollution from smelters and the long road to protecting public health and the environment.
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