1894: William T. Love begins canal link Niagara River Lake Ontario. partially completed canal later abandoned. 1942-1952: Hooker Chemical Plastics Corporation takes the 15-acre canal site 1942 by 1952 buried 20,000 tons toxic chemicals there. 1953
Love Canal a neighborhood Niagara Falls, York, United States, infamous the location a 0.28 km 2 (0.11 sq mi) landfill became site an enormous environmental disaster the 1970s.
Love Canal an aborted canal project branching of Niagara River four miles south Niagara Falls. is the of fifteen-acre, working-class neighborhood around 800 single-family homes built adjacent the canal.
After protracted litigation, 1,300 residents Love Canal agreed a $20,000,000 settlement their claims the Occidental Chemical Corporation, had over Hooker the late 1960s, the city Niagara Falls. the early 1990s York state ended cleanup declared parts the Love Canal area safe live in.
620 Dates Original: 1978 - 1982 Explore Collection >>> Historical Context legacy Love Canal serves myriad research interests. is important event "the transformation the American environmental movement a social movement" (Silveira, 2001, p. 497).
What motivated evacuations 1978 1980? is now safe live there? Joanne Hale one countless residents those questions. HALE: you put head on pillow night, that's last you about: Love Canal. mean, it's first and it's last thing.
"We're stuck here. want get out," 34-year-old Reynolds, adding he's plagued mysterious rashes other ailments he moved the four-bedroom home purchased a.
At Love's model city -- a turn-of-the-century advertising jingle promoting development Love Canal Give Liberty. I've Got Death. -- a sign displayed a Love Canal resident, 1978 simply, Love Canal one the appalling environmental tragedies American history. that's the disturbing fact.
Former Love Canal residents continue dispute research. one thing, residents died cancer 1972, moved before 1978, not counted the state's study. For.
Love Canal - the 1970s, groundwater contaminated more 80 industrial chemicals - including heavy metals, pesticides, dioxin - migrated sewers creeks began seeping people's properties. 1980's: New Law Program "… sheer pervasiveness hazardous waste contamination.
Niagara Falls, York Toxic waste disaster founded Superfund program. Here? 270 to Visit? 568 Vacant houses & street Love Canal Doug Kerr/Flickr (Creative Commons).