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Love Canal a toxic history from Colonial times to the present by Richard S. Newman

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Published .
Written in English


  • Hazardous waste site remediation,
  • Environmental conditions,
  • Pollution,
  • History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-298) and index.

StatementRichard S. Newman
LC ClassificationsTD181.N72 N51355 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 306 pages
Number of Pages306
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27210205M
ISBN 100195374835
ISBN 109780195374834
LC Control Number2015032081

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Love Canal Lois Gibbs was raising her family in Love Canal, near Niagara Falls in upstate New York, in when she discovered that her home and those of her neighbors were sitting next to 20, tons of toxic chemicals. That shocking discovery spurred Lois to. Love Canal: Science, Politics and People by Levine, Adeline Gordon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Love Canal Homeowners Association (LCHA) was established in August of to give the community a voice in the decisions made during the Love Canal environmental crisis. LCHA membership consisted of approximately families living within a block area surrounding the Love Canal landfill. NIAGARA FALLS — Thirty-five years after Love Canal’s oozing toxic waste scared away a neighborhood and became a symbol of environmental catastrophe, history could be repeating itself. New res.