Waste & Pollution
Our region has a history of toxic and hazardous waste sites which have had tragic impacts on community members and Western New York families. Love Canal is one of those sites, and is seen by many as one of the most tragic environmental catastrophes in American History. Love Canal was responsible for sparking a revolution in local citizen activism leading to the development of Superfund legislation and forever changing public perception about the serious threat that hazardous chemicals pose to human health, safety, and welfare. Over three decades have passed since the Love Canal events took place, but unfortunately, we are still plagued by hazardous waste. To really address hazardous waste and pollution, we need to cleanup current waste sites, keep the production of hazardous waste out of our region, and reduce the amount of waste that we as community members produce. These are the driving causes of the Waste & Pollution Working Group. Are you curious on how to clean up WNY? Get involved!
- Come to an upcoming meeting to discuss this group’s role in the WNYEA Action Agenda
- Read the previous meeting recaps and meeting minutes
- Sign up for the listserv to join in the discussion and get meeting reminders and alerts
Mapping Waste Media Coverage
REFERENCES & FURTHER READING:
- Beyond Waste: A Sustainable Material Management Strategy – NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
- Buffalo ReUse, Inc.
- Composting – Cornell Waste Management Institute
- Comprehensive Revisions and Enhancements to Title 6 NYCRR Part 360 Regulations – NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
- C W M Chemical Services, LLC – US Environmental Protection Agency
- FMC Middleport Facility – NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
- Former Bethlehem Steel Site – NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
- Pay As You Throw: Conservation Tool – US Environmental Protection Agency
- Recycling Places in Buffalo – Catholic Care for Creation Committee of Buffalo
- Recycling Saves Money! – Value Stock Guide
- Saving Money & the Environment: A Kid’s Guide to Recycling
- Thirty Years from Love Canal: August 2008 – UB Regional Institute
- West Valley Demonstration Project – US Department of Energy
- Local NYSDEC-permitted Household Hazard Waste Site – Hazman
- Mapping Waste Report
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