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008    091229s2010    mau      b    001 0 eng   
010    2009051289 
015    GBB078030|2bnb 
020    9780262014403 (hardcover : alk. paper) 
020    0262014408 (hardcover : alk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)495616819 
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049    TTNM 
050 00 RA1226|b.L47 2010 
100 1  Lerner, Steve. 
245 10 Sacrifice zones :|bthe front lines of toxic chemical 
       exposure in the United States /|cSteve Lerner ; foreword 
       by Phil Brown. 
260    Cambridge, Mass. :|bMIT Press,|cc2010. 
300    xiv, 346 p. ;|c24 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-337) and 
505 0  Introduction -- Ocala, Florida : community blanketed by 
       "black snow" from neighboring charcoal factory -- 
       Pensacola, Florida : health problems near "Mount Dioxin" 
       require mass relocation -- Port Arthur, Texas : public 
       housing residents breathe contaminated air from nearby 
       refineries and chemical plants -- Corpus Christi, Texas : 
       Hillcrest residents exposed to benzene in neighborhood 
       next to refinery -- Addyston, Ohio : the plastics plant 
       next door -- Marietta, Ohio : steel-hardening plant spews 
       tons of manganese into river valley town's air -- 
       Tallevast, Florida : rural residents live atop groundwater
       contaminated by high-tech weapons company -- San Antonio, 
       Texas : contamination from Kelly Air Force Base suspected 
       of causing sickness and death in adjacent Latino community
       -- Daly City, California : Midway Village : public housing
       built on contaminated soil -- St. Lawrence Island, Alaska 
       : Yupik Eskimos face contaminated water and traditional 
       food supplies near former U.S. military bases -- 
       Greenpoint, New York : giant oil spill spreads beneath 
       Brooklyn neighborhood -- An ongoing puzzle : disease 
       clusters possibly caused y multiple sources of pollution -
       - Fallon, Nevada : largest U.S. pediatric leukemia cluster
       near naval air station and tungsten smelter -- Conclusion.
520 1  ""Sacrifice Zones is the compelling companion work to 
       Diamond, Steve Lerner's landmark study of a small 
       Louisiana town coping with the ravages of pollution from 
       the factories surrounding it. In this book, Lerner travels
       to a dozen low-income, mostly minority communities around 
       the country where the pressure to protect good-paying jobs
       takes a grim and painful toll on human health. As he did 
       with such skill in Diamond, Lerner lets the people living,
       working, and in too many cases, dying from pollution in 
       these 'fenceline communities' do the story telling. What 
       the reader will be left with is shame and outrage that the
       richest country in the world has allowed entire 
       communities to be sacrificed to pollution. But I believe 
       you will also come away from this book with fresh resolve 
       that our fellow citizens will not continue to be forgotten
       casualties of commerce."-Ken Cook, President, 
       Environmental Working Group" ""This is a compelling 
       treatise on why the dominant environmental protection 
       apparatus should be overhauled to emphasize prevention, 
       precaution, and equal protection. The book is a 
       significant complement to three decades of environmental 
       justice research that provides irrefutable empirical 
       evidence that all American communities are not created 
       equal."-Robert D. Bullard, Ware Distinguished Professor of
       Sociology and Director, Environmental Justice Resource 
       Center, Clark Atlanta University" ""These case histories 
       from fenceline America are compelling, beautifully 
       detailed stories that integrate authentic voices from 
       grassroots struggles for environmental justice. Lerner 
       captures the nuance of these community struggles, and 
       posits the common paradigm linking these twelve 
       communities as he heralds the pain, the passion, the human
       cost of life and death in America's sacrifice zones."-
       Peggy M. Shepard, Executive Director and cofounder of WE 
       ACT for Environmental Justice, New York City". 
520 8  "-Easy to read, well written, filled with documentation of
       the stories, compelling and hard to put down. The stories 
       are important, have not been told, and need to be 
       recounted in a public way. This book will add to the 
       public discourse on the topic and will give motivation to 
       some, solace to others, and consternation to organizations
       that are exposed."-Peter L. DeFur, Research Associate 
       Professor, Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia 
       Commonwealth University" ""I just got mad. I couldn't 
       breathe in my own house." Ruth Reed, a resident of Ocala, 
       Florida, who lives next door to a Royal Oak Charcoal 
       factory Across the United States, thousands of people, 
       most of them in low-income or minority communities, live 
       next to heavily polluting industrial sites. Many of them, 
       like Ruth Reed, reach a point at which they say "Enough is
       enough." After living for years with poisoned air and 
       water, contaminated soil, and pollution-related health 
       problems, they start to take actionorganizing, speaking up
       , documenting the effects of pollution on their 
       neighborhoods. In Sacrifice Zones, Steve Lerner tells the 
       stories of twelve communities, from Brooklyn to Pensacola,
       that rose up to fight the industries and military bases 
       causing disproportionately high levels of chemical 
       pollution. He calls these low-income neighborhoods 
       "sacrifice zones"repurposing a Cold War term coined by 
       U.S. government officials to designate areas contaminated 
       with radioactive pollutants during the manufacture of 
       nuclear weapons. And he argues that residents of a new 
       generation of sacrifice zones, tainted with chemical 
       pollutants, need additional regulatory protections.". 
520 8  "Studies show that poor and minority neighborhoods are 
       more polluted than wealthier areas located farther away 
       from heavy industry. Sacrifice Zones goes beyond these 
       disheartening statistics and gives us the voices of the 
       residents themselves. We hear from people like Margaret L.
       Williams, who organized her neighbors to demand relocation
       away from two Superfund hazardous waste sites; Hilton 
       Kelley, who came back to his hometown to find intensified 
       emissions from the Exxon Mobil refinery next to the 
       housing project in which he grew up; and Laura Ward, who 
       found technicians drilling a hole in her backyard to test 
       groundwater for pollution from the nearby Lockheed Martin 
       weapons plant. Sacrifice Zones offers compelling portraits
       of accidental activists who have become grassroots leaders
       in the struggle for environmental justice and details the 
       successful tactics they have used on the fenceline with 
       heavy industry."--BOOK JACKET. 
650  0 Environmental toxicology|zUnited States|vCase studies. 
650  0 Chemical spills|xHealth aspects|zUnited States|vCase 
650  0 Hazardous substances|xHealth aspects|zUnited States|vCase 
650  0 Hazardous substances|xHealth aspects|zAlaska|zSaint 
       Lawrence Island|vCase studies. 
650  0 Hazardous waste sites|zUnited States|vCase studies. 
650  0 Pollution|zUnited States|vCase studies. 
650  0 Pollution|zAlaska|zSaint Lawrence Island|vCase studies. 
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