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30 Years After State of Emergency Declared at Love Canal, NY Closing the 99th Street School Triggering the Federal Superfund Program; Schools & Communities Across the Nation Still at Risk of Toxic Contamination
Date:7/30/2008

Many of the Children of Love Canal Are Not Counted In the NY State Department of Health Final "Closure" Study; Love Canal's Children Speak & Ask What Have We Learned?

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice:

WHAT:

Press Conference & walking tour of the streets where the contaminated community of Love Canal once stood.

Rain or Shine

WHEN:

Friday, August 1, 2008

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Press conference/Q&A session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Walking tour of Love Canal

WHERE:

Colvin Blvd & 100th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 - Press Conference

Colvin & 100th - Walking tour proceeds to 101st Street, passing site of former 99th Street School.

SPEAKERS:

Lois Marie Gibbs, former Love Canal Homeowners Assn. Leader, current Executive Director, CHEJ

Stephen Lester, former on-site Science consultant for the Love Canal Homeowners Assn., current Science Director, CHEJ

Renee Retton, Children of Love Canal spokesperson

Anne Rabe, CHEJ's BE Safe Program Coordinator, Emcee

SPECS:

Former citizens of Love Canal issue the report Love Canal 30th Anniversary Report: NYS Department of Health's Final Whitewash.

Speaking for several of her peers, Retton, now in her thirties, will address concerns the children of Love Canal hold to this day. Renee lost her baby sister at Love Canal and, for the first time in public, will speak about her memories of Love Canal.

Following the press conference, additional residents of the former community will join press conference participants as Lois Gibbs leads a walking tour.

On This Eve of Love Canal History

August 2, 1978 - The New York State Commissioner of Health declared a State of Emergency at Love Canal and ordered the 99th Street School to be closed and a clean up plan be undertaken immediately to address the leaking site containing over 20,000 tons of toxic waste. He also recommended that pregnant women and children under the age of two who lived in the area immediately surrounding the Love Canal landfill should move. For a complete history of the tragedy of Love Canal which sparked the creation of the Federal Superfund cleanup program: http://www.chej.org/30thA_Love_Canal.htm.


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