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Western N.Y. toxic sites could endanger Great Lakes

Study points to more than 800 hazardous places

BUFFALO — Thirty-five years after underground toxics turned the Niagara Falls neighborhood of Love Canal into a ghost town, researchers are warning that Western New York is still home to nearly 800 hazardous waste sites that could someday lead to big trouble, not only for local residents, but for the Great Lakes region.

A recently completed study, believed to be the most comprehensive look ever at hazardous waste sites in Western New York, found potential chemical hazards lurking across Erie, Niagara and Cattaraugus counties:

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