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Author Sullivan, Marianne, 1970-
Title Tainted earth : smelters, public health, and the environment / Marianne Sullivan.
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2014]
2014

Author Sullivan, Marianne, 1970-
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Subject Pollution -- Texas.
Pollution -- Idaho.
Pollution -- Washington (State)
Environmental Pollution -- adverse effects -- Idaho.
Environmental Pollution -- adverse effects -- Texas.
Environmental Pollution -- adverse effects -- Washington.
Environmental Pollution -- history -- Idaho.
Environmental Pollution -- history -- Texas.
Environmental Pollution -- history -- Washington.
Carcinogens, Environmental -- toxicity -- Idaho.
Carcinogens, Environmental -- toxicity -- Texas.
Carcinogens, Environmental -- toxicity -- Washington.
Extraction and Processing Industry -- Idaho.
Extraction and Processing Industry -- Texas.
Extraction and Processing Industry -- Washington.
History, 20th Century -- Idaho.
History, 20th Century -- Texas.
History, 20th Century -- Washington.
Industrial Waste -- adverse effects -- Idaho.
Industrial Waste -- adverse effects -- Texas.
Industrial Waste -- adverse effects -- Washington.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9780813562803 (electronic bk.)
0813562805 (electronic bk.)
9780813562797
0813562791
9780813562780
0813562783
OCLC # 868580620
Additional Format Print version: Sullivan, Marianne, 1970- Tainted earth 9780813562797 (DLC) 2013013432 (OCoLC)835887510


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