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No Safe Place

Toxic Waste, Leukemia and Community Action

No Safe Place( )
Author: Brown, Phil
Mikkelsen, Edwin J.
Preface by: Brown, Phil
Foreword by: Harr, Jonathan
ISBN:978-0-520-21248-0
Publication Date:Oct 1997
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Toxic waste, contaminated water, cancer clusters--these phrases suggest deception and irresponsibility. But more significantly, they are watchwords for a growing struggle between communities, corporations, and government. In No Safe Place, sociologists, public policy professionals, and activists will learn how residents of Woburn, Massachusetts discovered a childhood leukemia cluster and eventually sued two corporate giants. Their story gives rise to questions important to...
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Book Details
Pages:286
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Environmental / General
Medical / Oncology / Leukemia & Lymphoma
Law / Personal Injury
Law / Environmental
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.892 x 0.661 Inches
Book Weight:0.955 Pounds
Author Biography
Brown, Phil (Author)
Author Jonathan Harr is best known for his compelling account of a tragic toxic waste case that plagued Woburn, Massachusetts during the 1980s, entitled A Civil Action. This story traces the formulation and outcome of a legal complaint filed by eight families against three local Woburn industries for improper handling and disposal of toxic chemicals.

A Civil Action won Harr the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and earned him a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List for 65 weeks. He also received the 1997 Environmental Awareness Award from the League of Conservation Voters for his ability to incorporate an environmental protection issue into his work and for his efforts to help raise awareness of environmental issues.

Jonathan Harr is a former staff writer at New England Monthly and has contributed to The New Yorker. He has also taught at Smith College.

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