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Superfund Site: Diamond Alkali Company

Why There is Agent Orange in Newark
RT America news video.
Superfund Site: Diamond Alkali Co., Newark, NJ
In the 1950s and 1960s, the Diamond Alkali Company manufactured agricultural chemicals, including the herbicides used in the defoliant known as “Agent Orange” on Lister Avenue in Newark. A by-product of these manufacturing processes was 2,3,7,8-TCDD (dioxin), an extremely toxic chemical.
1977 Letter from the Medical Director of the Diamond Shamrock Corporation to the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
Information on Diamond Shamrock's experience with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin.
Assessment of Potential Sources of Release of Dioxin to the Environment From Reported Manufacturing Operations and Activities at the Diamond Shamrock Facility, 80 Lister Avenue, Newark, New Jersey
Prepared for Defense Steering Committee (Diamond Shamrock v. Aetna, et al), May 29, 1987.
“Reconstruction of Historical 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin Discharges from a Former Pesticide Manufacturing Plant to the Lower Passaic River"
Robert Parette, David J. Velinsky, and Wendy N. Pearson. Chemosphere (Oxford) 212, December 2018, pp. 1125-1132. Rutgers-restricted Access
Health Consultation: Diamond Alkali Company
Prepared by the New Jersey Department of Health, Environmental Health Service, August 21, 1996.
Fourth Five-Year Review Report for the Diamond Alkali Site 2016

Flint, Michigan

Flink Water Crisis: Everything You Need to Know
NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) site. Includes a timeline with links to data, correspondence, reports, and other informaton relating to the litigation.
Flint Water Advisory Task Force. Final Report
March 21, 2016.
Flint Registry: Inaugural Report 2017-2021
"In this Inaugural Report, we share how Flint Registry participants are doing in areas of health, nutrition, development, and lead elimination."

Love Canal

Love Canal: Press Releases and Articles
From the EPA History site.
Love Canal Collections
"An introduction to the history and background of the events that occured at Love Canal. Includes two chronologies of events, scanned documents of the Ecumenical Task Force, database of Love Canal articles, and a glossary of definitions for individuals, organizations, businesses, government agencies, chemical waste dump sites, and major issues relating to the Love Canal and other local environmental disaster areas." From the University at Buffalo Special Collections.
New York State Department of Health Investigations: Love Canal
Documents, health studies and reports.

Three Mile Island

The Three Mile Island Emergency: Resource Center
"An extensive collection of documents of the accident, including: transcripts and audio recordings of interviews collected at the time, government and industry documents not readily available in other places, photographs and newspaper coverage." From Dickenson College.

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