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The Resource The poisoned city : Flint's water and the American urban tragedy, Anna Clark

The poisoned city : Flint's water and the American urban tragedy, Anna Clark

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The poisoned city : Flint's water and the American urban tragedy
Title
The poisoned city
Title remainder
Flint's water and the American urban tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Anna Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Recounts the gripping story of Flint's poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure"--
  • "When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city's water supply to a source that corroded Flint's aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives. It took eighteen months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. By that time, twelve people had died and Flint's children had suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster has only just begun. In the first full account of this American tragedy, The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint's poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making. Places like Flint are set up to fail--and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences can be fatal."--Dust jacket
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Clark, Anna
Dewey number
363.6/10977437
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maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
RA591
LC item number
.C53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Drinking water
  • Drinking water
  • Health risk assessment
  • Heavy metals
  • Drinking water
  • Drinking water
  • Health risk assessment
  • Heavy metals
  • Michigan
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply
  • LAW / Public Utilities
Label
The poisoned city : Flint's water and the American urban tragedy, Anna Clark
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Taught by thirst. The well ; Corrosion ; Revelations ; Saturation -- Part II: Divination. Alchemy ; Citizen/science ; Meditations in an emergency ; Blood -- Part III: Water's perfect memory. Switchback ; Legion ; Truth and reconciliation ; Genesis
Control code
on1021232410
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250125149
Lccn
2018021437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1021232410
  • (Sirsi) a2047335
Label
The poisoned city : Flint's water and the American urban tragedy, Anna Clark
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Taught by thirst. The well ; Corrosion ; Revelations ; Saturation -- Part II: Divination. Alchemy ; Citizen/science ; Meditations in an emergency ; Blood -- Part III: Water's perfect memory. Switchback ; Legion ; Truth and reconciliation ; Genesis
Control code
on1021232410
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250125149
Lccn
2018021437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1021232410
  • (Sirsi) a2047335

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