Investigative Post: Decades later, state says Love Canal landfill poses risk to the public
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Residents say the landfill has caused numerous health problems for nearby residents.
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Sarah Kraus suffers from a host of health issues.
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An aerial shot showing the proximity of houses to the landfill.
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Varsha Kraus, Sarah's mother and a cancer survivor, fled Love Canal in 1981.
State environmental officials insisted for decades that residents living on the North Tonawanda-Wheatfield border had nothing to fear from the Love Canal waste buried in a neighboring landfill. Then, last year, they declared the landfill a Superfund site, even after 80 truckloads of contaminated soil originally removed from Love Canal were hauled away. Residents, many of whom report serious illnesses, are understandably upset. Dan Telvock, with our partner Investigative Post, dug through documents and filed this report.