The Toxic Ship (häftad)
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University of Washington Press
Sutter, Paul S. (foreword)/Sutter, Paul S. (series ed.)
7 b&w illus., 4 maps
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The Toxic Ship (häftad)

The Toxic Ship

The Voyage of the Khian Sea and the Global Waste Trade

Häftad Engelska, 2023-08-01
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In 1986 the Khian Sea, carrying thousands of tons of incinerator ash from Philadelphia, began a two-year journey, roaming the world's oceans in search of a dumping ground. Its initial destination and then country after country refused to accept the waste. The ship ended up dumping part of its load in Haiti under false pretenses, and the remaining waste was illegally dumped in the ocean. Two shipping company officials eventually received criminal convictions. Simone M. Muller uses the Khian Sea's voyage as a lens to elucidate the global trade in hazardous waste-the movement of material ranging from outdated consumer products and pesticides to barges filled with all sorts of toxic discards-from the 1970s to the present day, exploring the story's international nodes and detailing the downside of environmental conscientiousness among industrial nations as waste is pushed outward. Muller also highlights the significance of the trip's start in Philadelphia, a city with a significant African American population. The geographical origins shed light on environmental racism within the United States in the context of the global story of environmental justice. Activism in response to the ship's journey set an important precedent, and this book brings together the many voices that shaped the international trade in hazardous waste.
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Simone M. Muller is project director and principal investigator of the DFG-Emmy Noether Research Group at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany. She is author of Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks.