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Author Sullivan, Marianne, 1970-

Title Tainted earth : smelters, public health, and the environment / Marianne Sullivan
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pollution -- Idaho.
Pollution -- Texas.
Pollution -- Washington (State)
Environmental Pollution -- adverse effects.
Environmental Pollution -- history.
Carcinogens, Environmental -- toxicity.
Extraction and Processing Industry.
History, 20th Century.
Industrial Waste -- adverse effects.
Idaho.
Texas.
Washington.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813562805 (electronic bk.)
9780813562803 (electronic bk.)