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Interstate water pollution problems and elusive federal water pollution policy in the United States, 1900-1948

Paavola, J.

Environment and History 12(4): 435-465


ISSN/ISBN: 0967-3407
DOI: 10.2307/20723591
Accession: 014085789

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This article examines water pollution and its control in the United States from the turn of the twentieth century until after the Second World War, a period during which water pollution became an interstate problem. State water pollution control policies existed at the time. However, states were unwilling to control the pollution of state waters because of the threat of industrial flight, and the pollution of interstate waters because it would have mainly benefited downstream states.

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