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Controlling Toxic Harms: The Struggle Over Dioxin Contamination in the Pulp and Paper Industry

  title={Controlling Toxic Harms: The Struggle Over Dioxin Contamination in the Pulp and Paper Industry},
  author={William E. Boyd},
This essay addresses the challenges of controlling toxic harms through an intensive case study of efforts to regulate and remedy dioxin contamination in the U.S. pulp and paper industry. By focusing on the struggle to control a specific toxic harm in a specific industrial sector, the essay explores the politicized nature of toxic harms in the United States and, in the process, highlights the considerable shortcomings of existing legal frameworks and institutions for dealing with problems of… 
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717-736 Bouvier.pub
  • 2010