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The sociologists confronting the hazardous waste beneath US cities

In the book Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities, sociologists Scott Frickel and James R Elliott confront an often-overlooked environmental consequence of these changes: buried underneath America’s cities are hundreds of millions of pounds of hazardous waste, deposited there by businesses of all sizes. As Frickel and Elliott write, the federal government now estimates that almost 800m pounds of hazardous waste is released each year. (This figure excludes waste from metal mining.)  Read more...



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