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Love Canal and the Love Canal Archive

  • by Frederick Stoss - Arts & Sciences Libraries, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY

Love Canal is a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York, which became the subject of national and international attention, controversy, and eventual environmental notoriety following the discovery of 21,000 tons of toxic waste that had been buried beneath the neighborhood by Hooker Chemical. Love Canal officially covers 36 square blocks in the far southeastern corner of the city, along 99th Street and Read Avenue. Two bodies of water define the northern and southern boundaries of the neighborhood: Bergholtz Creek to the north and the Niagara River one-quarter mile (400 m) to the south. In this area, Grand Island is situated on the south shore of the Niagara River.


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Love Canal is probably the country's most notorious and infamous hazardous waste site. It grabbed headlines, drew attention, and stimulate scientists, industrial leaders, politicians, government officials, and grassroots activists.

Love Canal and the Love Canal Archive (pdf 0.2 mgb) By Frederick Stoss




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