Rothman 6

How much risk can we live with?
People in the 1960s became more worried about pollution
Reactions to the atomic bomb
nuclear power notes are separate
hazardous chemicals sign in front of a school
Keep out sign at a school at Love Canal

Love Canal

Hazardous waste was a problem in many places
Superfund--industries were taxed to pay for government cleanup of sites if there wasn't a responsible company still in existence
environmental justice
Environmental justice
Not in my backyard (NIMBY)
Pollution used to be handled by putting it somewhere where it wouldn't bother people (or the solution to pollution is dilution)
pollution issues are no longer local
now we need to find a way not to generate it in the first place
Green chemistry--find safer alternatives to dangerous chemicals

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last updated 4/12/10