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Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Peter C. Little


In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of the nation's largest corporate-state mitigation efforts. Yet despite the efforts of IBM and the U.S. government, Endicott residents remain skeptical that the mitigation systems employed were designed with their best interests at heart. This book tracks and critically diagnoses the experiences of Endicott residents as they learn to live with high-tech pollution, community transformation, scientific e ... More

Keywords: IBM, Endicott, toxic waste, carcinogens, high-tech pollution, community transformation, risk mitigation, corporate responsibility, high-tech disaster

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814760697
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814760697.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter C. Little, author