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DEC Reclassifies New York Landfill as Significant Threat to Public Health

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has reclassified a town-owned landfill as a significant threat to public health.

Monday’s notice about the old Niagara Sanitation Co. landfill, off Nash Road near the North Tonawanda city line, cited the lack of a cap that meets modern regulations or a fence to keep people out of the site.

Supervisor Robert B. Cliffe said at Monday’s Town Board meeting that the reclassification “makes absolutely no sense to me. They’ve taken the worst chemicals, and they’re gone.”

The 18.7-acre landfill was the scene of a cleanup from the fall of 2014 until this June, in which waste that originated at Love Canal was removed.

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