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Diamond : a struggle for environmental justice in Louisiana's chemical corridor

Author: Steve Lerner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2005.
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For years, the residents of Diamond, Louisiana lived with an inescapable acrid, metallic smell - the "toxic bouquet" of pollution - and a mysterious chemical fog that seeped into their houses. They looked out on the massive Norco Industrial Complex, a maze of pipelines, stacks topped by flares burning off excess gas, and huge oil tankers moving up the Mississippi. They experienced headaches, stinging eyes,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Lerner
ISBN: 0262122731 9780262122733 0262622041 9780262622042
OCLC Number: 55220006
Description: xiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Diamond --
The Diamond story --
Early days --
Dangerous neighbor --
Air assault --
Grievances mount --
Local residents organize --
Shell and it's neighbors --
A brief history of Shell --
A company town --
Tension along the fenceline --
Winds of change --
First moves --
Allies support the Diamond relocation campaign --
Supporters converge --
A new tool delivers hard evidence --
Helping hands --
Endgame --
The international arena --
Finding agreement --
Looking ahead --
Lessons learned --
Unfinished business.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments.
Responsibility: Steve Lerner.

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The story of how a mixed-income minority community in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor fought Shell Oil and won.  Read more...

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Diamond is an important, ultimately inspiring book. -- Steve Weinberg The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Lerner does an excellent job of explaining concisely both the scientific and the legal issues Read more...

 
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