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Political Waters

The Long, Dirty, Contentious, Incredibly Expensive but Eventually Triumphant History of Boston Harbor - A Unique Environmental Success Story


(University of Massachusetts Press, 240 pp., 40 illus., 2004,ISBN: 1558494456, $37.50)


Political Waters traces the degradation and cleanup of Boston Harbor, from the days of the Puritans up through the creation of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the investment of billions of dollars to improve the Boston area's sewage treatment system and bring the harbor back to life. This is the dramatic environmental, political, and biological history of America's harbor.

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