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The Poison That Fell From The Sky

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The Beginning Of The End Of The World.

Dioxin is a white powder as lovely as new snow, the by-product of a common chemical process. It rots the body from the inside out, and death is hideous, lingering, sure. There is no way of removing the poison from soil, grass or flesh. What it touches is touched with death forever.

Seveso, north of Milan, Italy, was a subu
Mass Market Paperback, 163 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Berkley (first published 1977)
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A fertilizer plant in another country puts out dioxin as a biproduct causing great suffering among the people and eventually the plant and thousands of acres of surrounding property has to be fenced off forever. It is something that was happening in many countries at the time (in the 1970s particularly. John has a very powerful way of writing and a good eye to detail. I really enjoyed his books.
True story.

This incident didn't make the news in North America and I cannot think why it did not!

If it wasn't for reading this book I would not had known that this occurred.

Google Seveso and see for yourself how this effected the populated areas around the industrial plant where the 'accident' took place.

Horrible, but true. July, 1976.
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