Monday, August 30, 2010
Love Canal Part 2
The toxins dumped in the Love Canal eventually came to the surface, because the blizzard of 1977 overfilled the canal, and the water had to come up from underneath the canal and began oozing out of the top, bringing the toxins with it. When the chemicals were easily able to come in contact with, there was more and more diseases found in children and adult residents that lived around the canal. Diseases such as liver disfuntction, cancer, skin irritation, and birth defects were found and becoming more common sighing the area. When the toxins began seeping up to the surface, they also started moving underground. The toxins eventually made it's way to the rivers north of the are, and it effected the Ecosystems in the river.