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Love Canal, public health time bomb

New York (State). Governor"s Love Canal Inter-Agency Task Force.

Love Canal, public health time bomb

a special report to the Governor and Legislature

by New York (State). Governor"s Love Canal Inter-Agency Task Force.

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Published by State of New York, Dept. of Health in [Albany] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill (Niagara Falls, N.Y.),
  • New York (State),
  • Niagara Falls.
    • Subjects:
    • Pollution -- New York (State) -- Niagara Falls.,
    • Sanitary landfills -- New York (State) -- Niagara Falls.,
    • Chemical plants -- Waste disposal -- Health aspects -- New York (State) -- Niagara Falls.,
    • Environmental toxicology -- New York (State) -- Niagara Falls.,
    • Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      Statement[prepared by the Office of Public Health, Governor"s Love Canal Inter-Agency Task Force].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD181.N7 N46 1978
      The Physical Object
      Pagination32 p. :
      Number of Pages32
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4068168M
      LC Control Number79621404

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Love Canal - Public Health Time Bomb. Epidemologic Investigation. At the direction of Dr. Robert P. Whalen, State Health Commissioner, the Health Department's Bureau of Occupational Safety and Chronic Disease Research dispatched teams of investigators to the Love Canal area on J to begin a house-to-house health survey of the 97 families living immediately adjacent to the landfill.

Love Canal is a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York, infamous as the location of a acre (28 ha; sq mi; km 2) landfill that became the site of a massive environmental disaster in the s of dumping toxic chemicals harmed the health of hundreds of residents; the area was cleaned up over the course of 21 years in Superfund : Niagara Falls.

Reporter Michael Brown, later to author a book on the Love Canal, gathers samples for testing. Autumn, Concerns about problems at the Love Canal voiced by Author: Colin Dabkowski. Love Canal - Public Health Time Bomb - A Special Report To the Governor and Legislature, September Many health studies were conducted in the late s and early s to determine whether chemical exposures at Love Canal caused any immediate health effects.

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Love Canal: Public Health Time Bomb. A Special Report to the Governor and Legislator, September " The Hooker Chemical Company's dumping of toxic wastes at Love Canal and the resulting health and environmental damages are a stark symbol of the problems created by the improper disposal of hazardous wastes by our society.

Case Study: The Love Canal Disaster One of the most famous and important examples of groundwater pollution in the U.S. is the Love Canal tragedy in Niagara Falls, New York.

It is important because the pollution disaster at Love Canal, along with similar pollution calamities at that time (Times Beach, Missouri and Valley of Drums, Kentucky), helped to create Superfund, a federal program Author: Matthew R. Fisher. In Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, founder of the American Council on Science and Health, a right leaning advocacy group, wrote an editorial asserting that the media triggered hysteria among the residents when it called Love Canal a “public health time bomb”, and that illness among the residents was caused less by chemical waste than by stress.

In an article prepared for the February, EPA Journal, I wrote, regarding chemical dumpsites in general, that "even though some of these landfills have been closed down, they may stand like ticking time bombs." Just months later, Love Canal exploded.

The explosion was triggered by a record amount of rainfall. Shortly thereafter, the. Forty years ago this week, President Jimmy Carter declared Love Canal a national health emergency when the small community near Niagara Falls.

The profound and devastating effects of the Love Canal tragedy, in terms of human health and suffering and environmental damage, cannot and probably will never be fully measured [w]e cannot undo the damage that has been wrought at Love Canal but we can take appropriate preventive measures so that we are better able to anticipate and hopefully prevent future events of this kind.

the EPA. His book documents the entire Love Canal tragedy and the emergency declared by the Sate of New York. Written barely a year after the evacuation, this book was a huge help in understanding some important details and how it looked and felt at the time. As a reporter, Brown was around the Love Canal area quite often, allowing him to.

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Chemical Contamination in the Human Environment by M. Lippman and D. Collins, Oxford University Press, by: 8. In the summer ofresidents of Love Canal, a suburban development in Niagara Falls, NY, began protesting against the leaking toxic waste dump in their midst-a sixteen-acre site containingbarrels of chemical waste that anchored their neighborhood.

Initially seeking evacuation, area activists soon found that they were engaged in a far larger battle over the meaning of America's. Love Canal.

Wednesday, the neighbourhood of Love Canal was at the centre of a huge public health scandal, hundreds of houses were also constructed right on top of a toxic time bomb. Residents began to notice health problems, and all manner of gunk oozing out of the ground, and eventually the government realised something was up and.

Abstract. In August residents of the neighborhood immediately adjacent to the Love Canal chemical landfill in Niagara Falls, New York, were notified by state health officials of the “grave and imminent peril” posed by exposure to its leaching contents.

1 The uncontested facts of the situation were these: tons of residues and by-products that had been buried by Hooker Cited by: New York State Department of Health: "Love Canal: Public Health Time Bomb", September File — Box: 2, Folder: 16 Scope and Content Note Reports, documents, photocopies of correspondence and other material used by Dr.

Adeline Levine, Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo, as background for her book Love Canal. ByLove Canal became a national media event with articles referring to the neighborhood as "a public health time bomb." On August 7,United States President Jimmy Carter declared a federal emergency at Love Canal, and those living closest to the site were relocated.

6 New York State Department of Health: Love Canal: Public Health Time Bomb. A special report to A special report to the Governor and Legislature, September,p. In95 families lived beside the canal; students were enrolled in the school.

The commissioner of health of New York State published in that year a report addressed to the governor entitled “Love Canal, Public Health Time Bomb” (Whalen et al., ).Author: John A. Crane. The national media fallout from the Love Canal disaster leads to the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, more commonly known as the “Superfund” legislation Author: American Experience.

Attribution; One of the most famous and important examples of groundwater pollution in the U.S. is the Love Canal tragedy in Niagara Falls, New York. It is important because the pollution disaster at Love Canal, along with similar pollution calamities at that time (Times Beach, Missouri and Valley of Drums, Kentucky), helped to create Superfund, a federal program instituted in and.

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Putting our heads and hearts together we launched into a decade long battle to make the system respond to the health crisis that we, and other communities, were facing.

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