Niagara Gazette

Local News

April 28, 2013

Love Canal suit tied to 2011 sewer work


Niagara Gazette — Johnson said the city’s law department has received in excess of 700 notices of claim tied to Love Canal, with the bulk of them generated out of the law office of Phillips & Paolicelli.  

“The nature of the claims that have been filed have all been pretty generic,” Johnson said. 

Love Canal drew nationwide attention back in the early 1970s when residents began complaining about the presence of chemicals leaching into their homes and the old 93rd Street Elementary School. Exposure to the chemicals prompted health concerns among Love Canal residents and led to the declaration of a federal state of emergency in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter.

In the years that followed, more than 950 families were relocated from the neighborhood and 350 homes were demolished. In 1990, the Love Canal Revitalization Agency renamed the neighborhood Black Creek Village as part of an effort to resettle the area. The plaintiff’s attorneys say about 260 homes were sold in the neighborhood since. 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results