The toxic legacy of the Love Canal

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


Published Nov 27, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 1:05 am CDT

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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*First Published: Nov 27, 2013, 9:00 am CST