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1985 Paperback No Edition Stated Very Good+ in Trade Paperback. No Jacket THE POISONING OF AMERICA DRINKING WATER-HOW GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN, AND WHAT YOU ... CAN DO TO ENSURE A SAFE SUPPLY IN your home. Read more Show Less

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Octavo, softcover. VG cond. 235 pp. -How Government and Industry Allowed It to Happen, and What You Can Do to Ensure a Safe Supply of drinking water. The hidden hazards in our ... water--clean, good tasting water is hard to find, if not impossible, in our cities and many rural areas. 45% of water systems are contaminated with organic chemicals. How this tragedy happened, where to get water tested, and how to get help from govt. and how to purify your water. Read more Show Less

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1985 Soft cover Very Good 0878575715 crisp tight copy appears unused.

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This is a pessimistic book, but the pessimism relates to a condition we cannot ignore. Groundwater pollution, now a nationwide problem, affects perhaps 30 percent of the population. King details the various sources of contamination, from pesticides to military wastes to industrial pollutants. Even plastic pipes and chlorine in the water are contributors. King shows how lax regulatory agencies, like the EPA, do little to slow the spread. He estimates cleanup costs to be in the billions, but sees little official enthusiasm for the job. Sprinkled throughout this fact-filled work are personal stories of hardship and some practical advice to the average citizen. King discusses how to sue polluters, albeit with difficulty, and how to press for enforcement. A worthwhile book for general and academic collections. Daniel La Rossa, Connetquot P.L., Bohemia, N.Y.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780878575718
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1985
  • Pages: 256

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