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Toms River

A Story of Science and Salvation

by Dan Fagin

Toms River
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2013, 560 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2015, 576 pages

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Elizabeth Whitmore Funk

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Dan Fagin's probing journalistic account of environmental malpractice shows just how long and arduous the path toward justice can be.

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction

In Toms River, investigative journalist Dan Fagin tells a story that is at once a detailed, focused case study and also a sweeping history of epidemiology and environmental health. It all begins in the town of Toms River, New Jersey, when the Swiss-owned corporation Ciba-Geigy begins polluting the local water supply in the 1950s and 1960s with the waste from dye and pigment production. In the decades to follow, the town of Toms River develops a cluster of childhood neurological disorders and cancer. Fagin's authoritative narrative, which doesn't overlook a single detail, will intrigue scientists, public health professionals, environmentalists, and any reader who is concerned about the dangers of hazardous waste.

Toms River, NJ This tragic story spans multiple decades and features corporations such as Ciba-Geigy, BASF, DuPont, and ...

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