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Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse Paperback – February 1, 2004
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Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A wide-angle view of the environmental and health hazards created by the September 11 attack. -- Mother Jones
González documents with meticulous detail the misleading statements and sometimes outright lies of environmental officials. -- The Christian Science Monitor
González points up a need to reexamine the closed-ranks mentality that snaps into place after a national disaster. -- The New York Times
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Top Customer Reviews
If you live or work in lower Manhattan and/or have any interest in the true story of how our government knowingly and intentionally jepordized the lives and health of the rescue workers, residents and workers downtown after 9/11 while ensuring that their own health was well protected, this book is a "must read."
Juan Gonzalez is to be commended for his courage in bucking his editors to continue to cover this story.
Fallout is in this tradition of groundbreaking journalism.
Unfortunately Gonzalez is so ahead of the pack that when I showed his article to my son and exhusband, whom I was trying to convince that our son should not remain at Stuyvesant High School, four blocks north of the World Trade Center, they dismissed it as a red herring.
Fallout is a compelling account of this environmental disaster which may ultimately claim more lives than the attacks themselves.
World Trade Center Environmental Organization
The national media has not pursued the obvious leads -- the common sense questions -- but Mr. Gonzales has. And the logical conclusion of this story, in the not-too-distant future, is a public health nightmare that will have the media self-righteously condeming Giuliani and Whitman in hindsight as bearing responsibility for perhaps thousands more deaths.
The story from 9/11 that the media immediately created was of the heroes and victims. We remember them, and try to forget the horror of the collapsing towers. But if we are a truely a courageous nation, we will look clearly and not turn away from the terrible reality that ground zero represents. That is what I think this book is really about -- there are facts and consequences of 9/11 that have not yet been dealt with. And closing our eyes and wishing them away simply won't work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An amazing book, telling what I had suspected - that behind all the praise for those heroic firefighters and others who helped in the tragic aftermath of this horror: when push... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by CharSkel
Finally someone has the guts to print the truth about the toxic air at Ground Zero. For those of us who were there and who are experiencing the medical consequences of having been... Read morePublished on July 9, 2003