PBS NewsHour

Residents say Love Canal still toxic and unsafe

Clip: 08/05/2018 | 13m 40s | Video has closed captioning.

Forty years ago this week, President Jimmy Carter declared Love Canal a national health emergency when the small community near Niagara Falls, New York, learned that their homes and school were built on 22,000 tons of chemicals. Today, many residents in the area, which was deemed safe by authorities, claim to be facing health problems. Megan Thompson reports.

Aired: 08/05/18

Rating: NR

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