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Old 11-03-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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Love Canal's notorious history began when Hooker Chemical Co. used the abandoned canal from 1942 to 1953 to dump 21,800 tons of industrial hazardous waste

Suits claim Love Canal still oozing 35 years later

Seems the oil, gas and chemical companies continue to pollute hazardous wastes into the environment where animals and humans become ill or die from it.

When and what are we going to find in our water tables when companies continue to do fracking for natural gas? You simply can’t continue to put chemicals into the water table without negative issues occurring. Humans continue to be the canary in the mine with illness and death so why do corporate oil and gas industries continue?
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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This has absolutely nothing to do with fracking. The Love Canal was a shallow pit only slightly before grade level that was used as a chemical dump 70 years ago. It was then covered over and developed as a suburban-style neighborhood within the city limits. In the 1980s, after contamination was confirmed, the area underwent massive remediation.

Fracking takes place deep under ground in rock layers. Chemicals are used in fracking but NOT stored there.

As for the people who are now suing, I don't have a lot of sympathy for them since everybody in WNY knew/knows about Love Canal. The original Love Canal residents didn't know what they were getting into when they bought homes there, but the second batch of buyers bought in an area that was infamous for being contaminated. Caveat emptor.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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From the days of the Love Canal to today corporations continue to pollute chemicals into our above and below ground water sources. People continue to become ill or die from it and few if anything is done to stop it. The Love Canal was the worst toxic waste dump of the time and was supposedly cleaned up and maintained over the years. Seems it feel short.

Today Fracking simply injects chemicals into the earth in an effort to extract gas or oil. While doing so the chemicals remain underground polluting the water tables that are used by the nearby communities for drinking and irrigating their crops. Chemicals that are not disclosed to the public before or after drilling find their way into our daily lives.

The “poster boy” of the Love Canal appears to have continued today in the fracking industry in many parts of our country. It makes you wonder if we have ever learned anything from Hooker Chemical and the Love Canal after all these years.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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The “poster boy” of the Love Canal appears to have continued today in the fracking industry in many parts of our country. It makes you wonder if we have ever learned anything from Hooker Chemical and the Love Canal after all these years.
Since the two issues are NOT RELATED, there's really nothing to "learn" unless you propose to a return to some supposed previous time when humans didn't pollute the Earth.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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Since AksarbeN never said they were related, your acerbic criticism seems rather off the mark.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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Since AksarbeN never said they were related, your acerbic criticism seems rather off the mark.
Actually, AksarbeN linked the two in both of his/her posts, so my remark is very much on the mark.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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Related? What’s NOT related? Hooker Chemical dumped chemicals in the canal, people and animals became ill or died, oil & natural gas industries dump chemicals into the ground while doing their fracking, there isn’t much of a difference when the water is contaminated and people get sick. The Love Canal “continues” to be a hazardous waste area and the some areas where fracking was done are also contaminated and a waste area for animals and humans.

Let me dump all the chemicals used for fracking in YOUR water table and see if it’s not similar to the Love Canal waste dump problem. Drink or bathe in it if you want, but some people would like to have clean useable water.

With a little critical thinking, water, chemicals, hazardous waste, corporations and fracking it’s easy to connect the dots and see how they are related.

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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I read it right. Pollution is what it is.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:31 PM
 
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One always knows when someone is watching too much MSNBC.
lol
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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And on the other end of the continent, we have an even worse mess, which was supposed to be cleaned up some time ago, and now it looks like it will take decades more to clean it up, perhaps never, that nuke waste dump in Hannaford, Washington!

It's been a long time since I read about the Love Canal pollution, and I assumed it was a done deal, long ago!
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