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Love Canal

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ISBN-10: 0738575607

ISBN-13: 9780738575605

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ploughman

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Love Canal originated in 1894 as part of William T. Love's dreamto build a model city and power canal. The neighborhood emerged in the 1970s as an environmental nightmare and harbinger of the worldwide hazardous waste crisis. Photographs in Love Canal tell the story of the community's early development and the subsequent use of the canal by Hooker Electrochemical Company to discard industrial chemical waste from 1942 to 1953. In the late 1970s, the seemingly dormant dump began to leak, and residents found themselves in a slowly unfolding nightmare, learning that the waste dumped in the canal decades before was not simply garbage but actually a toxic brew of dangerous chemicals that were…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 3/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Penelope Ploughman, PhD, JD, is a sociologist and attorney who has researched the Love Canal tragedy extensively. She has written several articles on the topic of Love Canal and a dissertation at SUN Y Buffalo on the role of the newspaper media in the Love Canal disaster.

Harnessing Niagara: The Beginning
William T. Love's Dream: 1893-1912
Sowing the Seeds of a Nightmare: 1913-1952
American Dream: 1953-1975
The Nightmare Unfolds: 1976-May 1978
Awakening, Awareness, and Response: June 1978-October 1980
Neighborhood Revitalization: 1981-2012
Lessons of Love Canal: The Future