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Love Canal originated in 1894 as part of William T. Love's dream

to 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 hazardous to life, health, and property.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738575605
Author:
Ploughman Phd Jd, Penelope
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Ploughman, PhD,JD, Penelope
Author:
Penelope Ploughman, PhD,JD
Subject:
dis
Subject:
NY
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 x 0.31 in 10.5 oz

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