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Troubled water : what's wrong with what we drink / Seth M. Siegel.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Mahnomen Public Library 613.287 SIE (Text) 33500013152178 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250132543
  • ISBN: 1250132541
  • Physical Description: xvii, 330 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welcome to Hoosick Falls! -- The EPA takes control of drinking water -- An endless road to nowhere -- Pills in the water -- Plastic everywhere -- One city of many : Flint and lead in America's drinking water -- The water industry -- Pushing the EPA to do more -- Why can't we all have water like Orange County -- New ideas needed.
Summary, etc.:
"New York Times bestselling author Seth M. Siegel shows how our drinking water got contaminated, what it may be doing to us, and what we must do to make it safe. If you thought America's drinking water problems started and ended in Flint, Michigan, think again. From big cities and suburbs to the rural heartland, chemicals linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, birth defects, and lowered IQ routinely spill from our taps. Many are to blame: the EPA, Congress, a bipartisan coalition of powerful governors and mayors, chemical companies, and drinking water utilities -- even NASA and the Pentagon. Meanwhile, the bottled water industry has been fanning our fears about tap water, but bottled water is often no safer. The tragedy is that existing technologies could launch a new age of clean, healthy, and safe tap water for only a few dollars a week per person. Scrupulously researched, Troubled Water is full of shocking stories about contaminated water found throughout the country and about the everyday heroes who have successfully forced changes in the quality and safety of our drinking water. And it concludes with what America must do to reverse decades of neglect and play-it-safe inaction by government at all levels in order to keep our most precious resource safe"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    *Starred Review* Siegel follows up his bestselling Let There Be Water (2015) with another thoroughly researched and passionately written title about public water systems. His attention to details remains unchanged, and the information he imparts as he focuses on water contamination is critically important. After an opening chapter on the devastating pollution by DuPont of the water supply for the town of Hoosick Falls, New York, Siegel then reports on chemical contaminants in other parts of the country and the science used to discover them. Drawing on the history of chemical development and the establishment of laws to regulate the use and disposal of chemicals, Siegel takes readers on a ride through the annals of twentieth-century water pollution that will both inspire and infuriate. The Environmental Protection Agency draws his particular attention and Siegel suggests that administering federal water should be moved from the EPA to the Department of Health and Human Services. It's an intriguing idea in the midst of a book that proves the need for big and immediate changes. Along with Robert Bilott's Exposure (2019) and The Poisoned City (2018) by Anna Clark, this is a science title with real power to heal our sickened world. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

SETH M. SIEGEL is a lawyer, an activist, a serial entrepreneur and the author of the New York Times bestseller Let There Be Water. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and in leading publications in Europe and Asia. He has spoken on water policy hundreds of times around the world and in Congress, the United Nations, the World Bank, and at dozens of leading universities. He is married and lives in New York City.

Subject: Drinking water > Contamination > United States.
Drinking water > Health aspects > United States.
Water quality management > United States > History.
Water-supply > Political aspects > United States.
Drinking water > Contamination.
Drinking water > Health aspects.
Water quality management.
Water-supply > Political aspects.
United States.
Genre: History.

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