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Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present

Richard S. Newman


In the summer of 1978, residents of Love Canal, a suburban development in Niagara Falls, NY, began protesting against the leaking toxic waste dump in their midst-a sixteen-acre site containing 100,000 barrels of chemical waste that anchored their neighborhood. Initially seeking evacuation, area activists soon found that they were engaged in a far larger battle over the meaning of America's industrial past and its environmental future. The Love Canal protest movement inaugurated the era of grassroots environmentalism, spawning new anti-toxics laws and new models of ecological protest. Historian ... More

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780195374834
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195374834.001.0001


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Richard S. Newman, author

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