Toxic Merry-Go-Round

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Toxic wastes was moved from Love Canal during cleanup to a dumpsite in the Town of Wheatfield, NY just a few miles away. For two years the state has been overseeing the removal of the wastes from the Town of Wheatfield site to yet another disposal facility. State Department of Environmental Conservation has reclassified the site, calling it a significant threat to public health. This is why the federal Superfund program mandates (although rarely done) permanent clean ups not moving wastes from one place to another. Read more below.

WHEATFIELD, N.Y.  – .com/news/dec-dump-significant-threat-to-public-health”>A toxic issue is rearing its ugly head in Wheatfield once again. It took a year and a half for crews to remove remnants of Niagara Falls’ infamous Love Canal from a landfill off Nash Road. Those chemicals were shipped out in more than 80 truckloads this past June. The Love Canal chemicals may now be gone, but years ago, the site also accepted industrial waste from places like Grief Brothers and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. (WKBW)