Love Canal: Pollution Crisis

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What looked like the perfect neighborhood was really a toxic graveyard. In 1978, Americans were shocked to learn about pools of poison waste bubbling up from a long-forgotten, buried canal. Schools closed down and people fled their homes. Learn how tons of toxic chemicals buried at Love Canal became an enormous environmental disaster that caused cancer and other medical problems for nearby residents. Discover what has been done to make the chemical industry safer and what ...
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Overview

What looked like the perfect neighborhood was really a toxic graveyard. In 1978, Americans were shocked to learn about pools of poison waste bubbling up from a long-forgotten, buried canal. Schools closed down and people fled their homes. Learn how tons of toxic chemicals buried at Love Canal became an enormous environmental disaster that caused cancer and other medical problems for nearby residents. Discover what has been done to make the chemical industry safer and what dangers remain.

Traces the history and eventual cleanup of the ecological disaster known as Love Canal, which resulted from building a neighborhood over a chemical dumpsite that poisoned the environment and endangered the health of residents.

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An introduction explains the toxic disaster that took place in 1978 when toxic waste was blamed for the illness and death of people living the Love Canal neighborhood located in the City of Niagara Falls in New York State. Love Canal became a national scandal because industrial pollution had turned a pleasant middle-class community into a toxic wasteland. In the early twentieth century, Love Canal held much promise. It was named after a businessman named William T. Love, who in 1892 had a vision of a great canal that would circle around to the south of the falls. The land that Love had purchased for his model city had been sold to a local power company which then offered it as a dumping site for the city of Niagara Falls and nearby factories. Hooker Chemical and Plastics Corporation began dumping tons of chemical wastes into Love Canal. Eventually, homes were built on land around the Canal, but homeowners were never told what lay beneath the soil. In the remaining chapters, Bryan examines the consequences of living on and around contaminated soil, testing, exposure, health problems, and cleanup. Today, after nearly twenty years of cleaning the area, the EPA announced that Love Canal was safe. The new community is now called Black Creek Village. Color Photographs, sidebars, time line, glossary and further information is included. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.
— Della A.Yannuzzi
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Gr 4-6-Three man-made ecological disasters point up the dangers of modern technology. Danube tells how, in 2000, a cyanide spill spread from Romania to cause devastating fish and wildlife die-offs in four countries. Since cyanide is used for mining gold in many other nations, including the United States, this accident holds implications for other areas. Many of the books written about the Exxon Valdez incident, such as Tom Schouweiler's The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (Lucent, 1991; o.p.), were published before the official end of clean-up efforts. Bryan's work is distinguished by the perspective of more than 10 years and shows some of the long-term effects. Describing the oldest of the three disasters, Love Canal may seem like ancient history to today's students. Yet the author makes clear that thousands of hazardous chemical dumps remain to be cleaned up in the United States. All three volumes include sidebars, charts, color photographs, and bold section headings. The "Further Information" pages list a few books, videos, and Web sites, all without publication dates. A map showing each incident's location is also included. Unfortunately, Love Canal appears in the Watertown area on the map of New York instead of in its actual Niagara Falls location. Report writers may benefit from the perspectives these works provide, since each covers the disaster's causes, effects, solutions, and legal ramifications. The tone is generally nonjudgmental while clearly reporting the damage done.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780836855081
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Series: Environmental Disasters Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Every Mother Is Scared to Death" 5
Chapter 1 Love's Model City 11
Chapter 2 A New Kind of Disaster 19
Chapter 3 Life In a Pressure Cooker 27
Chapter 4 "Shovels First, Lawyers Later" 36
Time Line 43
Glossary 45
For More Information/Web Sites 46
Index 47
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