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

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
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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