Poison spring

the secret history of pollution and the EPA
  • 284 Pages
  • 4.62 MB
  • 695 Downloads
  • English
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Corporate power, Environmental responsibility, Research, United States, United States. Environmental Protection Agency, Poll
StatementE.G. Vallianatos ; with McKay Jenkins
ContributionsJenkins, McKay, 1963-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTD170.93 .V35 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 284 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26888880M
ISBN 101608199142
ISBN 139781608199143
LC Control Number2013041923
OCLC/WorldCa849210827

Poison Spring is Vallianatos' call to arms, urging American consumers to hold their government accountable for policies that protect and reward polluters.” ― Associated Press “An alarming, comprehensive account of a 'fatally compromised' EPA mission crippled by bad enforcement practices and numerous corrupting influences.”Cited by: 8.

Vallianatos' Poison Spring brings to light a concerning amount of cases in which the institution created to protect the environment, and the humans that subsist off of it, does the opposite.

I felt the author did a fantastic job setting up the book for those not familiar with exactly what the EPA does or how it works/5. The book stands both as an indictment and Poison spring book a deeply eloquent call to action.” – Deborah Blum, author, THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz-Age New York “Poison Spring, an insider's look at a failed federal agency, should alarm every citizen who believes the EPA's middle name ought to mean something.

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Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Poison Spring: The Secret History of /5(41).

“Written with a strong dose of moral urgency, Poison Spring is a tragic and deeply troubling insider’s account of the EPA that will raise the hair on the back of your is a book for all Americans who need to be aware that an agency set up to regulate Poison spring book has vilified some of its own employees for carrying out that mission, falsely classified toxic substances as “inert.

It’s the spring ofand times are hard in Washington County, Arkansas, especially for thirteen-year-old Travis Ford. He hasn’t heard from his father, a sergeant in the Second Arkansas Cavalry, in months. His mother is struggling to make ends meet on the family farm and abandoned sawmill near Poison Spring.

About Poison Spring. When you order a meal in a restaurant, you won't find malathion, kelthane or arsenic listed on the menu as an ingredient of your entrée, but these and scores of other pesticides and dangerous chemicals are in the food we eat.

They are dumped into the environment where they seep into our water supply and float in the air we breathe. This episode is just one of the harrowing anecdotes related in Poison Spring, a book that is disturbing on two levels.

On the one hand, it tells the story of a half-century of poisoning of America. Poison Spring book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Poison Spring book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

And, on one spring day, the family is caught in the middle of a battle, the Battle of Poison Spring. flag Like see review. Candace Simar rated it it was amazing /5. His new book, Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA, documents a culture of fraud and corruption infesting every corner and closet of the agency.

The EPA, created with much fanfare by Richard Nixon inwas an agency crippled at birth by inadequate funding, political hypocrisy, and laws protecting industry profits above. Book Review. Today’s Paper | Advertisement.

Continue reading the main story. Supported by. Continue reading the main story. Crime. Poison Spring. "We spend our lives living in a chemical soup," writes Vallianatos (This Land Is Their Land: How Corporate Farms Threaten the World,etc.), who was a risk evaluator for the Environment Protection Agency from to With Jenkins (Journalism/Univ.

of Delaware; What's Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, ), he excoriates the agency for routinely yielding to outside. "That was the year we had no food." It's the spring ofand times are hard in Washington County, Arkansas, especially for thirteen-year-old Travis Ford.

He hasn't heard from his father, a sergeant in the Second Arkansas Cavalry, in months. His mother is struggling to make ends meet. Poison Spring documents, in devastating detail, the EPA's corruption and misuse of science and public trust.

In its half-century of existence, the agency has repeatedly reinforced the chemical-industrial complex by endorsing deadly chemicals, botching field investigations, turning a blind eye to toxic disasters, and swallowing the self-serving.

Poison Spring. Written by Johnny D. Boggs Review by Jo Ann Butler. Though it saw few major Civil War battles, Arkansas is riven in Its residents hail from both North and South, and regard each other with deep suspicion.

Though Arkansas is a slave state, those slaves begin to vanish after the Emancipation : Johnny D. Boggs. Evaggelos Vallianatos, who spent 25 years as an analyst for the EPA, talks about his book [Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA], in which he argues that the EPA has failed to.

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Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA: Vallianatos, E.G., Jenkins, McKay: Books - ews: The Engagement at Poison Spring was an Apbattle in which Confederate troops ambushed and destroyed a Union foraging expedition.

After black Union troops had surrendered, many were killed by the Confederate troops. After capturing Little Rock (Pulaski County) and Fort Smith (Sebastian County) in SeptemberFederal forces held effective control of the Arkansas River, and both.

The defeat at Poison Spring forced Steele to fall back across the Ouachita River out of fear of being surrounded at Camden. Luckily for Steele, the heavy rains and swollen rivers slowed Price’s men enough for the Federals to get further ahead. On Ap Steele’s column arrived at the flooded Saline River and were prepared to cross the.

Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA E.G. Vallianatos, with McKay Jenkins. Bloomsbury, $28 (p) ISBN the book contends. Vallianatos does give the. Download Books Poison Spring by E.G. Vallianatos & McKay Jenkins Read Online More Recommended Books Guts Guts By Paul Vigna In this first and only guide to AMC’s exceptional hit series The Walking Dead, the Wall Street Journal’s Walking Dead columnist celebrates the show, its storylines, characters, and development.

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Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA, published this month by Bloomsbury Press, is the personal account of E.G. Vallianatos, whose career at the federal Environmental. The Battle of Poison Spring was fought in southern Arkansas on Ap and is the focus of claims that Confederate troops murdered captured black Union soldiers.

The battle was a significant Southern victory of the Red River Campaign. Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA (Bloomsbury Press) is a must-read for scientists, particularly chemists and biochemists in s E.G. Vallianatos and McKay Jenkins describe the perversion of science by a powerful alliance between toxic chemical generators (including major power and chemical companies) and the national political figures.

Poison Spring State Park, Camden: Address, Poison Spring State Park Reviews: //5(15). Poison Spring (Hardcover) The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA. By E.G. Vallianatos, McKay Jenkins.

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No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large. Poison Spring reveals how the agency has continually reinforced the chemical-industrial complex. Writing with acclaimed environmental journalist McKay Jenkins, E.G. Vallianatos provides a devastating expos of how the agency created to.

/ Literature & Fiction Books / Fiction Novels / Historical Fiction Novels. His mother is struggling to make ends meet on the family farm and abandoned sawmill near Poison Spring. All Travis really wants to do is to follow his passion--make up adventure stories in the style of Alexandre Dumas. But the Civil War keeps getting in his way.Get this from a library!

Poison spring: a frontier story. [Johnny D Boggs] -- "In the spring of in Washington County, Arkansas, thirteen-year-old Travis Ford watches his world unravel while his strong-willed mother tries to keep her family out of harm's way.

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