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RECORD NUMBER: 4265 OF 4735

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Main Title The polluters : the making of our chemically altered environment /
Author Ross, Benjamin.
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Author Title of a Work
Amter, Steven.
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 468853835
ISBN 9780199739950 (cloth : acid-free paper); 0199739951 (cloth : acid-free paper)
Subjects Chemical industry--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Chemicals--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Pollutants. ; Pollution--Environmental aspects--United States.
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EOAM  TD195.C45R67 2010 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/07/2011
ERAM  TD195.C45 R67 2010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/28/2011
ESAM  TD195.C45R67 2010 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/03/2011
Collation viii, 223 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-213) and index.
Contents Notes
The sorcerer's apprentices -- Summoning the spirits. Pollution goes to Washington ; The rise of the chemical industry ; Royd Sayers' Service Bureau -- Fetching a flood. The miracle bug-killer ; Wilhelm Hueper and environmental cancer ; Bad air in Los Angeles ; Donora's strangler smog ; A new deal for clean water ; Deregulation California's water ; The stealth pollutants -- Holding back the deluge. DuPont tries to clean up ; The industry responds ; From Donora to Love Canal -- Convenient hopes and inconvenient truths. Explains how the chemical industry, aided by a compliant government, was able to spread a wide variety of pollutants beginning in the years following World War II, despite the fact that the environmental dangers of such new synthetic chemical products as DDT and nylon were known by both industry and the scientific community.