The toxic legacy of the Love Canal

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Thirty-five years later, Retro Report looks back at the effect of toxic chemicals leaked from an old landfill in Niagra Falls. 

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This week’s Retro Report video looks at the story that began 35 years ago when toxic chemicals leaking from an old landfill thrust a upstate New York community called Love Canal into the national headlines. Here, the environmental writer Andrew C. Revkin looks at the mixed legacy.

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The day the U.S. went dark
In a late Thursday afternoon in the summer of 2003, everything turned off.
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