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The Long Road to Recovery: Community Responses to Industrial Disaster

By: James K Mitchell

308 pages, Figs

United Nations University Press

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #155657 | ISBN: 9280809261
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This book is about community responses to industrial disasters that, going far beyond routine mishaps, constitute "surprise" disasters. These disasters are producing unprecedented consequences, and they are emerging faster and lasting longer than ever before. Examples include mercury contamination in Minamata, Japan; underground fires in Centralia, Pennsylvania; the airborne dioxin release at Sevesco, Italy; the poison gas cloud in Bhopal, India; the nuclear reactor fire at Chernobyl, Ukraine; the destruction of Iran's oil facilities during the war with Iraq; and the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.


Improving community responses to industrial disasters; responses to Minamata disease; environmental contamination, community transformation and the Centralia mine fire; Seveso - a paradoxical classic disaster; long-term recovery from the Bhopal crisis; Iranian recovery from industrial devastation during the war with Iraq; the Chernobyl disaster - its effect on Belarus and Ukraine; the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska; signposts on the road to recovery.

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