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The suburb built on 20,000 tonnes of toxic waste

How the Love Canal neighbourhood, in Niagara Falls, New York state, came to symbolise the dangers of toxic waste. The residential area had been built on top of over 20,000 tonnes of industrial waste.

Witness History spoke to former resident Luella Kenny about the fight to be evacuated and how they were often dismissed as “hysterical housewives”.

Witness History: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

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