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  1. Sep 22,  · Quite simply, Love Canal is one of the most appalling environmental tragedies in American history. But that's not the most disturbing fact. What is worse is that it cannot be regarded as an isolated event. It could happen again--anywhere in this country--unless we move expeditiously to .
  2. The Love Canal area was originally the site of an abandoned canal that became a dumping ground for nearly 22, tons of chemical waste (including polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxin, and pesticides) produced by the Hooker Chemicals and Plastics Corporation in the s and ’50s.
  3. The history of Love Canal began in when William T. Love proposed connecting the upper and lower Niagara River by digging a canal six to seven miles long. Love abandoned the project after an economic depression, leaving behind a partially dug section of the canal, sixty feet wide and three thousand feet long.
  4. Oct 18,  · By the s, the Love Canal became the site of one of the worst environmental disasters in American history. Back in , it seemed inconceivable that Love’s plans would fall apart so dramatically. He was a driven and charismatic man, .
  5. In , Love Canal, located near Niagara Falls in upstate New York, was a nice little working-class enclave with hundreds of houses and a school. It just happened to sit atop 21, tons of toxic.
  6. The Love Canal is a rectangular, acre, below-ground-level landfill located in the southeast corner of the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, about one-quarter mile from the Niagara River. In , the population of Niagara Falls was 85,
  7. Aug 04,  · The canal was built by William T. Love in as a failed attempt to connect the Upper and Lower Niagara asmaliralindtansedesucmonsrity.co: Colin Dabkowski.
  8. Nov 02,  · Love Canal’s notorious history began when Hooker Chemical Co. used the abandoned canal from to to dump 21, tons of industrial hazardous waste. .

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