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Author Bilott, Robert, 1965- author.

Title Exposure [text (large print)] : poisoned water, corporate greed, and one lawyer's twenty-year battle against Dupont / Robert Bilott ; with Tom Shroder.

Publication Info. Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2020.
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Edition Large print edition.
Description 636 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
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Series Thorndike Press large print biography and memoir
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.
Note Includes index.
Contents Act 1. The farmer. Dry run -- The call -- Parkersburg -- The farm -- The secret ingredient -- Paper trail -- The scientist -- The letter -- The meeting -- The cows come home -- The settlement. Act 2. The town. Crossroads -- First blood -- Privileged -- Alternative data -- Appetite for destruction -- Of mouse and man -- Teflon pawns -- Actual malice -- Hail Mary -- Narrative warfare -- Epidemiology -- "No known human health effects" -- Corporate knowledge -- The perfect storm -- The big idea. Act 3. The world. The study -- The second wave -- Dark science -- Burden of proof -- Shaken -- Road to a reckoning -- The trial -- The reckoning -- Epilogue.
Summary "In 1998, Rob Bilott began a legal battle against DuPont that would consume the next twenty years of his life, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in modern history and a corporate cover-up that put the health of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Representing a single farmer who was convinced the creek on his property had been poisoned by runoff from a nearby DuPont landfill, Rob ultimately discovers the truth about PFAS--unregulated, toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of Teflon and a host of other household goods. DuPont's own scientists had issued internal warnings for years about the harmful effects of PFAS on human health, but the company continued to allow these chemicals to leach into public drinking water. Until Rob forced them to face the consequences. Exposure is an unforgettable legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation, and one lawyer's quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown--and still unregulated--chemical that presents one of the greatest human health crises of the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Toxic torts) -- West Virginia.
Liability for hazardous substances pollution damages -- West Virginia.
Water -- Pollution -- Law and legislation -- West Virginia.
Perfluorooctanoic acid -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Bilott, Robert, 1965-
Environmental lawyers -- Ohio -- Biography.
Genre/Form Large type books.
Autobiographies.
Added Author Shroder, Tom contributor.
ISBN 9781432878290 (hardcover)
1432878298

 
    
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