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Title:
Love Canal
Author:
Reed, Jennifer, 1967-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House, 2002.
Physical Description:
114 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. A mother's crusade -- 2. Before the Love Canal crises -- 3. Breaking news -- 4. Children at risk -- 5. The great escape -- 6. The great debate -- 7. Now what?
ISBN:
9780791067420
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

-- Some of the modern world's most devastating disasters are profiled -- The reforms and improvements that grew out of these tragedies are explained and put in perspective -- Historically accurate, compelling accounts -- Selected titles contain quotes from eyewitnesses The site of a chemical dump and landfill, the land became a site for a school and housing tract in 1953.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-Love Canal tells of the unsuspecting residents whose homes and school sat on top of a hazardous-waste site, giving background and context to the issue. It also identifies the major political, medical, scientific, and industrial players, as well as the mother-turned-activist, Lois Gibbs. A detailed chronology helps sort out the time frame, and the bibliography includes 30 Web sites for further study. Compared to Victoria Sherrow's Love Canal: Toxic Waste Tragedy (Enslow, 2001), this newer work is more comprehensive and is written at a higher reading level. Riddle discusses the disaster in Bhopal, India, in 1984, in which pesticide gas leaked from a Union Carbide plant, killing thousands of people and leaving thousands more with acute injuries and chronic illnesses. This incident alerted U.S. legislators to the need for better monitoring of and emergency planning for factories using hazardous materials. Perhaps the most interesting feature of this book is the many survivors' stories, told in their own words, which personalize the tragedy. There is one error: "carbaril" is identified as the chemical name for the pesticide Sevin; the correct spelling is carbaryl. With fairly dense text and black-and-white illustrations, these books will not pull in general readers, but they will give students ample information for reports.-Laurie von Mehren, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Rumors had circulated for years that the Love Canal community near Niagara Falls, New York, was contaminated by toxic chemicals. But it wasn't until residents became seriously ill that anything was done about it. The Love Canal was the catalyst for educating America and the world about the hazards of toxic waste. Excerpted from Love Canal by Jennifer Bond Reed All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.