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Drinking Water Matters

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Help stop another Flint Michigan, that would be 150-200 times larger.

Drinking Water of Upstate New York and Canada (15,000,000 Citizens) is at Risk From Toxic Waste on Lackawanna's Waterfront.

The Acid Tar Pits on Lackawanna's waterfront has approximately 245,000 cubic yards (15,000 semi-truck loads), 60 years accumulation of toxic waste from the Bethlehem Steel Plant, consisting of naphthalene, phenanthrene, phenol, pyrene; benzene); arsenic, metals (barium, lead, nickel, other), sulfide and spent pickle liquor (acid) that was left in the ground in 2009, when D.E.C. had a plan to remove it all in 9 months.

Instead in 2010 was added more toxic waste on top containing 8 VOCs, 23 SVOCs, 15 metals, and cyanide and in 2015 again more toxic waste was added, mounded even higher on top, that contained Lead - Arsenic - Benzene – Ammonia that is all buried 140 ft from Smokes Creek in Lackawanna N.Y., which at times has fast moving water that immediately flows (1500 ft) into Lake Erie, leaving behind a potential for a major ecological disaster to the North East Region!

Fact: City of Buffalo's drinking water intake is only five miles down current from the toxic waste. If their was breach to the Acid Tar Pits and a release of the toxic waste, would be only hours until the Drinking Water of the City of Buffalo would be contaminated with toxic waste including lead.

An earthquake or other natural phenomenon can disrupt the ground and contaminate Eastern Lake Erie, Niagara River, Lake Ontario and Saint Lawrence River affecting the drinking water of the City of Buffalo, suburbs Amherst, Clarence, Cheektowaga, Grand Island, City of Tonawanda, Newstead, parts of Lancaster, Town of Tonawanda, Niagara Falls U.S.A., Niagara Falls Canada, Niagara County, Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec and many more regions affecting 15,000,000 citizens.

Leading prominent politicians of the area have been completely silent, please call them and voice your concerns:

Governor Andrew Coumo office (518)-474-8390
Us Senator Charles E Schumer office (716)-846-4111,
Mark Poloncarz Erie County Executive office (716)-858-8500,
Brain Higgins Congressmen 26 district office 716-852-3501
Panepinto New York senator 60 District contains Lackawanna's waterfront (716)-854-8705



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