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Main Title Love Canal : and the birth of the environmental health movement /
Author Gibbs, Lois Marie.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 641519654
ISBN 9781597267922; 1597267929
Subjects Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill (Niagara Falls, NY) ; Pollution--New York (State)--Niagara Falls ; New York (State)--Niagara Falls--Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill ; Pollution--Environmental aspects--New York (State)--Niagara Falls
Internet Access
Description Access URL
The Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund Home Page
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  TD181.N72N513 2011 NEW BOOKS Region 2 Library/New York,NY 04/07/2016
EJBM  TD181.N72N513 2011 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/11/2016
Edition Updated ed., 2011 ed.
Collation viii, 238 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Originally published: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, Ã1998. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
The problem at Love Canal -- The Swale theory -- The killing ground -- The motel people -- Still studying the problem. Today, Love Canal is synonymous with the struggle for environmental health and justice. But in 1972, when Lois Gibbs moved there with her husband and new baby, it was simply a modest neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York. How did this community become the poster child for toxic disasters? How did Gibbs and her neighbors start a national movement that continues to this day? What do their efforts teach us about current environmental health threats and how to prevent them? Love Canal is Gibbs original account of the landmark case, now updated with insights gained over three decades.