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Love Canal, New York / 25th Anniversary / Gibbs Interview #735455

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Aug 02, 2003
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(Studio: Kelli Arena) The 25th anniversary of the Love Canal environmental disaster noted.

(Niagara Falls, New York: Maria Hinojosa) The Love Canal toxic waste disaster reviewed; details given about the redevelopment of the area; scenes shown of the refurbished homes and playground. [Former RESIDENT – recalls playing with balls of phosphorous.] [Environmental activist Lois GIBBS†- says the government is trying to ignore that it happened.] [Love Canal Revitalization Agency Frank CORNELL†- says it’s the end of an era.] [EPA Michael BASILE†- says it’s safe to be around the canal.] [New RESIDENT – says we love it here.]

(Studio: Kelli Arena) Live interview held with Gibbs on her insights into the disaster. [GIBBS – says the area cannot be safe; says the chemicals still exist today; states the government is selling homes to innocent people who may become victims; talks about living through the disaster; mentions other hazardous waste sites that need to be cleaned up; comments on the superfund.]

Arena, Kelli;
Hinojosa, Maria

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