Toms River
562 pages, 6 x 9
Paperback
Release Date:16 Oct 2014
ISBN:9781610915915
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Toms River

A Story of Science and Salvation

Island Press
The true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and has been hailed by The New York Times as “a new classic of science reporting.” Now available in paperback with a new afterword by acclaimed author Dan Fagin, the book masterfully blends hard-hitting investigative journalism, scientific discovery, and unforgettable characters. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground. The result was a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. Toms River is an epic of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed.
A science journalism professor at New York University, Dan Fagin is a nationally prominent journalist on environmental health topics. Fagin is the director of the masters-level Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP).
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