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It Isn't Fair: Environmental Pollution Disasters and Community Relocations

Moore Colleen F.

in Silent Scourge

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195153910
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846986 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.003.0007
It Isn't Fair: Environmental Pollution Disasters and Community Relocations

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This chapter examines crises and disasters that resulted from environmental pollution. It deals with pollution related to radioactivity and chemical wastes. In each of the pollution crises, people evacuated their homes temporarily or permanently, voluntarily or by force, but only after a lengthy exposure to the hazard. It describes key examples of these types of environmental pollution disasters, which include the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in Ukraine, the Nevada Test Site, and the Love Canal in New York. This chapter provides tips for preventing disasters and crises from environmental pollution.

Keywords: environmental pollution; pollution disasters; chemical wastes; radioactivity; Chernobyl disaster; Nevada Test Site; Love Canal

Chapter.  24124 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychology

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