Library Journal - Library JournalThe result of four years work by the Center for Investigative Reporting for a television documentary, this book (prefaced by Moyers) paints a grim picture. Landfills leak. Incinerators spew. The United States produces one ton of hazardous waste per year for each person in the nation. American public awareness is high, but primarily of the not-in-my-backyard variety, leading to a growing international trade in toxic waste with the United States as net exporter. Taking the path of least effort, industrialists avoid the stringencies of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and contract to have their ``toxic stews'' shipped across borders. Global Dumping examines the human costs of this shortsighted attitude and asks what we intend to do about it. Recommended.-- Diane M. Brown, Univ. of California Lib., Berkeley
The traffic in hazardous waste is a booming business. Global Dumping Ground reveals the dangers facing our planet due to a lucrative and scandal-ridden business.
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