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Toms River : a story of science and salvation / Dan Fagin.

Fagin, Dan, (author.).


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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Marking time -- Part I. The Ice Cream Factory. Pirates ; Insensible things ; First fingerprints ; Secrets ; Sharkey and Columbo at the Rustic Acres ; Cells ; On Cardinal Drive -- Part II. Breach. Water and salt ; Hippies in the kitchen ; The coloring contest ; Cases ; Acceptable risks ; Friends and neighbors -- Part III. Counting. Two wards, two hits ; Cluster busting ; Moving on ; Invisible trauma ; A cork in the ocean ; Expectations -- Part IV. Causes. Outsiders ; Surrogacy ; Blood work ; Associations ; Legacies.
Summary, etc.:
Recounts the decades-long saga of the New Jersey seaside town plagued by childhood cancers caused by air and water pollution due to the indiscriminate dumping of toxic chemicals. One of New Jersey's seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town's namesake river. Here the author, a journalist, recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn't want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change. A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, it is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, 2014
Subject: Drinking water > Contamination > Health aspects > New Jersey > Toms River Watershed.
Factory and trade waste > Health aspects > New Jersey > Toms River Watershed.
Factory and trade waste > Health aspects > Case studies.
Cancer > Environmental aspects > New Jersey > Toms River Watershed.
Cancer > Environmental aspects > New Jersey > Toms River.
Cancer in children > Environmental aspects > Case studies.
Groundwater > Pollution > Health aspects > New Jersey > Toms River Watershed.
Water quality > New Jersey > Toms River Watershed.
Chemical industry > Corrupt practices > United States.
Toms River Watershed (N.J.) > Environmental conditions.
Toms River (N.J.) > Environmental conditions > History.
Search Results Showing Item 34 of 819 Preferred library: Rockville Public Library?

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