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Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

John Waldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249855
eISBN:
9780823252589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

New York Harbor is a sprawling network of tidal bays, inlets, channels, and creeks set within both the broader Hudson Estuary and the urban matrix of New York City. Many natural habitats may be ... More


The Medium: Sewers, Sludge, and Other Forms of Water Torture

John Waldman

in Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249855
eISBN:
9780823252589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

With the great immigrant waves at the end of the nineteenth century New York's population swelled, but with no sewage treatment, all human wastes entered the Harbor's waters in raw form, overwhelming ... More


Sewage Discharge Response: Reforms in Reporting and Public Notification

Bernard Franklin and Kenneth Murray

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Inadequate or delayed response to sewage spills poses a threat to the public’s health. Following a number of large discharges in Los Angeles County a stakeholder workgroup was convened to develop ... More


‘Solved’ problems?

Christopher L. J. Frid and Bryony A. Caswell

in Marine Pollution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198726289
eISBN:
9780191843815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726289.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Human wastewater (sewage) has been entering the sea for as long as there has been a coastal population and ice cores now show significant long-range movement of metal wastes dating from at least the ... More


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