Canal Cleanup

Coping with toxic wastes

Love Canal. The very name of the chemical dumping site has become a symbol of the larger problem of hazardous waste disposal by corporations. Last week the Environmental Protection Agency moved to transform Love Canal from a national skull and crossbones to what it once was, a quiet residential neighborhood near Niagara Falls. The agency also established a new set of rules for dumping industrial wastes that could mean no more Love Canals in the future.

Forty years after the Hooker Chemical Co. used the site for disposal, and four years after residents discovered the toxic effects from seepage...

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