Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation

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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Author Dan Fagin
Country United States
Language English
Subject Environmental issues in the United States, environmental science, oncology
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Bantam
Publication date
March, 2013
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 560
ISBN 978-0-553-80653-3
LC Class 2012-017030

Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation (2013) is a non-fiction book by American author Dan Fagin.[1] It is about the dumping of industrial pollution by chemical companies in Toms River, New Jersey beginning in 1952 through the 1980s,[2] and the epidemiological investigations of a cancer cluster that subsequently emerged there. The book won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for General Nonfiction.[3] Abigail Zuger, writing in the New York Times, said it was "surely a new classic of science reporting".[1]



  1. ^ a b Abigail Zuger (March 18, 2013). "On the Trail of Cancer". New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Alexander Nazaryan (May 24, 2013). "A Town Plagued by Water". New Yorker. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation". April 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 

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