The Resource Leadville : the Struggle To Revive An American Town, Gillian Klucas, (ebook)

Leadville : the Struggle To Revive An American Town, Gillian Klucas, (ebook)

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Leadville : the Struggle To Revive An American Town
Title
Leadville
Title remainder
the Struggle To Revive An American Town
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Gillian Klucas
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Language
eng
Summary
Leadville explores the clash between a small mining town high up in Colorado's Rocky Mountains and the federal government, determined to clean up the toxic mess left from a hundred years of mining. Set amidst the historic streets and buildings reflecting the town's past glory as one of the richest nineteenth-century mining districts in North America-a history populated with characters such as Meyer Guggenheim and the Titanic's unsinkable Molly Brown--the Leadville Gillian Klucas portrays became a battleground in the 1980s and 1990s. The tale begins one morning in 1983 when a flood of toxic mining waste washes past the Smith Ranch and down the headwaters of the Arkansas River. The event presages a Superfund cleanup campaign that draws national attention, sparks local protest, and triggers the intervention of an antagonistic state representative. Just as the Environmental Protection Agency comes to town telling the community that their celebrated mining heritage is a public health and environmental hazard, the mining industry abandons Leadville, throwing the town into economic chaos. Klucas unveils the events that resulted from this volatile formula and the remarkable turnaround that followed. The author's well-grounded perspective, in-depth interviews with participants, and keen insights make Leadville a portrait vivid with characterizations that could fill the pages of a novel. But because this is a real story with real people, it shows the reality behind the Western mystique and explores the challenges to local autonomy and community identity brought by a struggle for economic survival, unyielding government policy, and long-term health consequences induced by extractive-industry practices
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Midwest
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Klucas, Gillian
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363.738/4/0978846
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non fiction
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  • Abandoned mined lands reclamation
  • Mineral industries
  • Water
  • Hazardous waste site remediation
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adult
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Leadville : the Struggle To Revive An American Town, Gillian Klucas, (ebook)
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9781597261869
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11447326
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11447326
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MWT11447326
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Leadville : the Struggle To Revive An American Town, Gillian Klucas, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781597261869
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11447326
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11447326
System control number
MWT11447326
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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