Toms River: A Small Town Fights Back vs. Chemical Dumping

23 04 2014

“We don’t look for patterns. We don’t analyze those patterns. And that is a terrible tragedy. People are dying because we do not do effective public health surveillance in this country. We’re operating on laws that are 50 years old. We’re using science that is almost always conducted by people with the greatest axe to grind, regulatory science which is conducted either by chemical companies themselves or contractors they hire. We got some real systemic problems here.”

—Dan Fagin, environmental reporter, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his investigation and book, Toms River

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