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Neighbors near toxic dump calling on Cuomo for help

Posted at 10:20 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 23:16:09-04

Neighbors in North Tonawanda and Wheatfield who live next to a Superfund site are calling on Governor Cuomo for help.

They've created a petition they intend to send to Albany regarding an old dump next to their backyards. That dump was used for storing toxic materials and Love Canal waste. 

Testing shows some of those toxins have spread into nearby homes. 

 

We need help. I live a stones throw away from I don't know what it is. I'm not an expert. I'm not a scientist. Whatever it is. It makes people sick, said Todd Carson, who is looking to leave his home on Nash Road because of the contamination.

The neighbors have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Wheatfield and the companies that dumped at the site. They hope the governor could provide more immediate assistance.