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Love Canal

WHEN MOST PEOPLE think of Niagara Falls, New York, they picture the beautiful spectacle and one of the world's wonders, that of Niagara Falls. However, many may not think of this awesome sight but instead images of toxic waste and houses that were rumored to glow. Just east of the Falls is the site of the Love Canal and the tragedy that fell on a small community.

In the 1890s, a man named William T. Love bought a small tract of land and dug a short canal between the upper and lower Niagara Rivers. He felt that power could be generated cheaply to fuel the industry and homes that would be developed. Unfortunately, Love's project was never finished and the canal that was supposed to be ...

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