Love canal questions
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 64, Issue 32, page 499, 9 August 1983
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1983), Love canal questions, Eos Trans. AGU, 64(32), 499–499, doi:10.1029/EO064i032p00499-02.(
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a 3-month monitoring study of the Love Canal area near Niagara Falls, N.Y., after the federal government pronounced that a potential health risk existed due to chemical waste dumps. In 1982 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) decided that the area was habitable, subject to implementation of effective safeguards against leakage from the canal and to cleaning up of the contaminants. Now, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) has announced that, with the information available, it is not possible to demonstrate with certainty that unsafe levels do not exist within the so-called “emergency declaration area” (EDA).