Love Canal Disaster

The site of a toxic chemical dump in upstate New York. Local residents whose drinking water was contaminated from the canal had increased rates of spontaneous abortions, birth defects, cancer, urinary tract and liver disease
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More than 30 years after the Love Canal disaster inspired New York's environmental Superfund program, roughly 1,500 potential toxic dump sites have been cleaned up or judged harmless.
The law was passed after the Love Canal disaster captured headlines across the country.
For example, one piece focuses on the Love Canal disaster and the loss of favorite wild places to development.
The next day, both The Washington Post and The New York Times changed the wording of that last quote, replacing "But that" with "I," making it seem as though Gore was trying to take credit for discovering the Love Canal disaster.