Dirty Water

Dirty Water

One Man's Fight to Clean up One of the World's Most Polluted Bays

eBook - 2010
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Dirty Water is the riveting story of how Howard Bennett, a Los Angeles schoolteacher with a gift for outrageous rhetoric, fought pollution in Santa Monica Bay--and won. The story begins in 1985, when many scientists considered the bay to be one of the most polluted bodies of water in the world. The insecticide DDT covered portions of the sea floor. Los Angeles discharged partially treated sewage into its waters. Lifeguards came down with mysterious illnesses. And Howard Bennett happily swam in it every morning. By accident, Bennett learned that Los Angeles had applied for a.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
ISBN: 9780520944756
0520944755
9781282453470
1282453475
0520256603
9780520256606
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 263 pages) : illustrations.
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