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The Resource Poison spring : the secret history of pollution and the EPA, E.G. Vallianatos ; with McKay Jenkins

Poison spring : the secret history of pollution and the EPA, E.G. Vallianatos ; with McKay Jenkins

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Poison spring : the secret history of pollution and the EPA
Title
Poison spring
Title remainder
the secret history of pollution and the EPA
Statement of responsibility
E.G. Vallianatos ; with McKay Jenkins
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Imagine walking into a restaurant and finding chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, or neonicotinoid insecticides listed in the description of your entree. They may not be printed in the menu, but many are in your food. These are a few of the literally millions of pounds of approved synthetic substances dumped into the environment every day, not just in the US but around the world. They seep into our water supply, are carried thousands of miles by wind and rain from the site of application, remain potent long after they are deposited, and constitute, in the words of one scientist, "biologic death bombs with a delayed time fuse and which may prove to be, in the long run, as dangerous to the existence of mankind as the arsenal of atom bombs." All of these poisons are sanctioned--or in some cases, ignored--by the EPA. For twenty-five years E.G. Vallianatos saw the EPA from the inside, with rising dismay over how pressure from politicians and threats from huge corporations were turning it from the public's watchdog into a "polluter's protection agency." Based on his own experience, the testimony of colleagues, and hundreds of documents Vallianatos collected inside the EPA, Poison Spring reveals how the agency has continually reinforced the chemical-industrial complex. Writing with acclaimed environmental journalist McKay Jenkins, E.G. Vallianatos provides a devastating exposé of how the agency created to protect Americans and our environment has betrayed its mission. Half a century after after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring awakened us to the dangers of pesticides, we are poisoning our lands and waters with more toxic chemicals than ever" --
Summary
An insider's account discusses how political pressure and corporate co-optation have undermined the Environmental Protection Agency, with devastating effects on public safety and the natural world
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Writing style
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10301068
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DLC
Dewey number
363.730973
Index
index present
LC call number
TD170.93
LC item number
.V35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the secret history of pollution and the EPA
Label
Poison spring : the secret history of pollution and the EPA, E.G. Vallianatos ; with McKay Jenkins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-272) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A country bathed in man-made chemicals -- The EPA nobody knows -- Pest control : a matter of merchandising -- The dioxin molecule of death -- DDT : a new principle of toxicology -- Why are the honeybees disappearing? -- Agricultural warfare -- The swamp : the big business of fraudulent science -- Whistle-blowers and what they're up against -- When will the well run dry? -- Fallout -- The hubris of the Reagan administration -- From Reagan to Bush -- The Obama administration : Yes, we can? -- Better living and a healthier natural world through small family farms
Control code
20250685
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781608199143
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013041923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn849210827
  • (OCoLC)849210827
Label
Poison spring : the secret history of pollution and the EPA, E.G. Vallianatos ; with McKay Jenkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A country bathed in man-made chemicals -- The EPA nobody knows -- Pest control : a matter of merchandising -- The dioxin molecule of death -- DDT : a new principle of toxicology -- Why are the honeybees disappearing? -- Agricultural warfare -- The swamp : the big business of fraudulent science -- Whistle-blowers and what they're up against -- When will the well run dry? -- Fallout -- The hubris of the Reagan administration -- From Reagan to Bush -- The Obama administration : Yes, we can? -- Better living and a healthier natural world through small family farms
Control code
20250685
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781608199143
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013041923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn849210827
  • (OCoLC)849210827

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