(see also Pesticide Poisoning, Herbicide Poisoning, Corporate Farming, Corporate Power & Globalization)
Toxic Waste Threatens Communities. Debby Katz, Resist Newsletter (1/98). Citizens' group in Western MA organizes against contamination by nuclear plant.
Learning from Love Canal: A 20th Anniversary Retrospective. Lois Marie Gibbs, Orion Afield [Envirolink] (spr 98).
The Love Canal Tragedy. Eckardt C. Beck, EPA Journal (1/79).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Center for Health, Environment & Justice (previously Citizens' Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes).
National Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (India). Seeks further restitution from Union Carbide/Dow for survivors of 1984 Bhopal gas leak that killed 15,000, & to prevent further pollution by this corporation.
Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. "Dollie B. Burwell (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 179-197. North Carolina community & environmental justice organizer.
__________. "Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez & the Mothers of East Los Angeles (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 179-197. Community & environmental justice organizer.
Newbart, Dave. "A mini-Bhopal in Galesburg," Nation (12/24/90):804-9.
Pulido, L. "Rethinking environmental racism: White privilege & urban development in Southern California," Annals of the Association of American Geographers 90,1 (3/000):12-40.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Allen, Barbara L. Uneasy Alchemy: Citizens & Experts in Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor Disputes (Cambridge MA: MIT, 2003).
Allen, Robert. Waste Not, Want Not: The Production & Dumping of Toxic Waste (London: Earthscan, 1991).
Bullard, Robert D. (ed.) Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice & Communities of Color (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1993).
Commission for Racial Justice, United Church of Christ. Toxic Wastes & Race in the US: A National Report on the Racial & Socio-Economic Characteristics of Communities with Hazardous Waste Sites (NY, 1987).
Citizens' Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste Staff. Dying from Dioxin: A Citizen's Guide to Reclaiming Our Health & Rebuilding Democracy (Boston: South End, 1995).
Esposito, John C.et al. Vanishing Air: The Ralph Nader Study Group Report on Air Pollution (NY, 1970).
Gibbs, Lois Marie, as told to Murray Levine. Love Canal: My Story (Albany: SUNY, 1982).
__________ & Citizens' Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes. Dying from Dioxin: A Citzens' Guide to Reclaiming Our Health & Rebuilding Democracy (Boston: South End, 1995).
__________. Love Canal: The Story Continues (Gabriola Island BC: New Society, 1998).
Harr, Jonathan. A Civil Action (NY: Random House, 1995).
Hersgaard, Mark. Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future (NY: Broadway, 1998).
Hofrichter, Richard (ed.) Toxic Struggles: The Theory & Practice of Environmental Justice (Philadelphia: New Society, 1993).
Kurzman, Dan. A Killing Wind: Inside Union Carbide & the Bhopal Catastrophe (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1987).
Labalme, Jenny. A Road to Walk: A Struggle for Environmental Justice (Durham NC: Regulator, 1987).
Nader, Ralph; Ronald Brownstein & John Richard (eds.) Who's Poisoning America? Corporate Polluters & their Victims in the Chemical Age (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1981).
Wilson, Duff. Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small town, a Global Induistry, & a Toxic Secret (NY: HarperCollins, 2001).
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In the Library: Photography
"A Civil Action" , dir. Stephen Zaillian, 115m. In video stores.
"Endangered Planet, 1959" , dir. Max Whitby, 56m. From PBS Video.
"Erin Brockovich" , dir. Stephen Soderbergh, 132m. In video stores.
"Lois Gibbs & the Love Canal" (1982), dir. Glenn Jordan, 100m.