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Leaded : the poisoning of Idaho's Silver Valley

Author: Michael C Mix
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2016. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leaded is a timely and deeply researched account of one of the largest environmental disasters in western US history. It examines the origin, evolution, and causes of the harmful environmental and human health effects caused by mining operations in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Mining District—the “Silver Valley”—from 1885 to 1981. During that period, district mines produced over $5 billion worth of lead, silver, and zinc.  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Mix
ISBN: 9780870718755 0870718754
OCLC Number: 946905491
Description: xvi, 260 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: The early history of the Coeur D'Alene Mining District --
Pollution, lawsuits, and environmental and human health effects --
The war years, labor, and early environmental laws --
Transitions in environmental laws and the Coeur D'Alene Mining District --
A lead poisoning epidemic of Silver Valley children --
The consequences of federal environmental and workplace standards --
Last years of the Bunker Hill Company --
Aftermath of the Bunker Hill closure.
Responsibility: Michael C. Mix.

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