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February 13, 2013

DEC head to tour Tonawanda


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"I'm proud of what they did," Heaney said of the members. "The study did incorporate our suggestions and it was based off the DEC's monitoring." 

Many of the high levels of disease found during the study were in the vicinity of the industrial sector, where 57 businesses are squeezed into a two-square-mile area along the Niagara River. 

"If you live in a neighborhood where there is a predominant wind direction you were affected," Heaney said. "We know that people living in the Brookside-Terrace were part of that as opposed to parts of Kenmore. But what the study doesn't talk about is all the people who have survived cancer." 

Martens office did not return calls Wednesday for comment on the precise nature of his visit. 

"I think the commissioner is acknowledging there's more work that needs to be done in the Town of Tonawanda," Heaney added. "We're hoping that he'll be open to suggestions that we'll have as to how to reduce emissions." 

The DOH will hold a presentation on the report on Feb. 28 at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive.

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