Gorton '77 Publishes Novel Centered on Early Days of Hazardous Waste Industry
Public health alumnus Peter J. Gorton '77 has published his second novel, Eggshells of Eagles. The book is about the "early days of the hazardous waste industry and the workers who toiled anonymously early in an industry designed to help America move on from the mistakes of its industrial past and into our industrial future. These workers were environmental professionals - scientists and engineers, chemists, and biologists - who worked tirelessly many times in the frigid cold of the northern winters and the steaming oppressive heat of the southern summers in all manner of gear meant to protect them from the chemical and radiological hazards or biological agents and the physical hazards all around them."
Gorton is a partner and vice president of BE3, an environmental, engineering and energy consulting company specializing in environmental remediation from assessment through restoration. He earned his MPH from the Yale School of Public Health in 1979.
Eggshells of Eagles can be purchased from Amazon along with his first novel, The Boys of Cortlandt & The Iron Men of Croton.