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Suits claim Love Canal still oozing sickness 35 years later

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A bicyclist rides Tuesday down 101st St. in the Niagara Falls, N.Y. neighborhood once known as Love Canal. Beginning in 1990, about 260 homes were given new vinyl siding, roofs and windows and resold at prices 20 percent below market value.

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A fence and a sign cordoning off a contaminated toxic waste dump site in the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Associated Press/ Aug. 2, 1978

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Thirty-five years after Love Canal's oozing toxic waste scared away a neighborhood and became a symbol of environmental catastrophe, history could be repeating itself.
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    • A bicyclist rides Tuesday down 101st St. in the Niagara Falls, N.Y. neighborhood once known as Love Canal. Beginning in 1990, about 260 homes were given new vinyl siding, roofs and windows and resold at prices 20 percent below market value.
    • A fence and a sign cordoning off a contaminated toxic waste dump site in the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
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