Toms River - Section 4: Chapters 20-24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 sees the continuation of the investigations into Toms River as they dragged on throughout the late 1990s. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry finished two health studies showing that a public health hazard was created due to dumping at the Reich Farm, the Toms River landfill (where Fernicola had first started dumping Union Carbide drums), and Ciba-Geigy. Meanwhile, the entire water system from the 1960s had been mapped out, and weather records were used to determine the path of fumes from the Ciba-Geigy factory and the nearby nuclear plant on Oyster Creek, about 10-15 miles away.

However, setbacks show up in Chapter 21. The EPA never did its own tests. It required the companies it was investigating to arrange for its own tests. There was a study being performed that introduced toxins to rats. This study, by itself, had issues...

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