What Is The Love Canal?

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Background: In 1892, William Love began digging a canal to connect the levels of Niagara Falls. This would soon be known as “The Love Canal”. “By doing this, Love hoped to create a man-made waterfall with a 280-foot drop into the lower Niagara River. Soon after the start of the project, the country suffered the Great Depression. Funding for the Love Canal started to disappear, leaving behind a 60x3000 foot hole in the canal” (Gibbs, Lois Marie). Roughly 30 years later, the land was sold to Hooker Chemical Corporation. For 23 years, the land was used as a chemical dumping ground, Hooker was obviously the biggest contributor to the chemical (Gibbs, Lois Marie) Issue/ Solution: The Board of Education ended up purchasing the land,
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