Exposure : poisoned water, corporate greed, and one lawyer's twenty-year battle against dupont
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Shroder, Tom, contributor.
Published
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
Format
Book
Edition
First atria books hardcover edition.
ISBN
9781501172816, 1501172816, 9781501172823, 1501172824
Status
Chappaqua Library - Nonfiction
344.04 BILOTT
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Croton Free Library - Nonfiction
344.046 B
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Irvington Public Library - Nonfiction
344.04 B
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Published
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
Edition
First atria books hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
xii, 386 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781501172816, 1501172816, 9781501172823, 1501172824

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"1998: Rob Bilott is a young lawyer specializing in helping big corporations stay on the right side of environmental laws and regulations. His life and career take an unexpected turn when he gets a phone call from a West Virginia farmer named Earl Tennant. Earl is convinced the creek on his property is being poisoned by runoff from a neighboring DuPont landfill. His cattle are dying in hideous ways, as is much of the surrounding wildlife. Earl hasn't even been able to get a water sample tested by any state or federal regulatory agency or find a local lawyer willing to take the case. As soon as they hear the name DuPont-the area's largest employer-they shut him down. Once Rob sees the thick, foamy water that bubbles into the creek, the gruesome effects it seems to have on livestock, and the disturbing frequency of cancer and other health problems in the surrounding area, he's persuaded to fight against the type of corporation his firm routinely represents. After intense legal wrangling, Rob ultimately gains access to hundreds of thousands of pages of DuPont documents, some of them fifty years old, that reveal the company has been holding onto decades of studies proving the harmful effects of a chemical called PFOA, used in making Teflon. PFOA is often called a "forever chemical," because once inside the body, it remains there for a long period of time, building up faster than the body can excrete it, and once in the environment, it does not break down or degrade for millions of years, contaminating the planet forever. Although aware of these properties, DuPont kept its scientific findings from the public while at the same time dumping hundreds of thousands of pounds of PFOA waste into the Ohio River and landfills. The case of one farmer soon spawns a class action suit on behalf of seventy thousand residents-and the shocking realization that virtually every person on the planet has been exposed to PFOA and carries the chemical in his or her blood. What emerges is an unforgettable, David and Goliath-style legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation; and one lawyer's twenty-year struggle to expose the truth about this previously unknown-and still unregulated-chemical that we all have inside us." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bilott, R., & Shroder, T. (2019). Exposure: poisoned water, corporate greed, and one lawyer's twenty-year battle against dupont (First atria books hardcover edition.). Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bilott, Robert, 1965- and Tom, Shroder. 2019. Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-year Battle against Dupont. Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bilott, Robert, 1965- and Tom, Shroder. Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-year Battle against Dupont Atria Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bilott, Robert, and Tom Shroder. Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-year Battle against Dupont First atria books hardcover edition., Atria Books, 2019.

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