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Some traffic in the southeast portion of the Love Canal Emergency Declaration Area will be rerouted temporarily next month while the state tests storm
sewers in the area.

The work is scheduled to begin in January and last about three weeks, depending on the weather, according to Gerald J. Rider of the state Department of Environmental

Most of the work will be conducted north of the LaSalle Expressway, including the area between 100th and 102nd streets and Wheatfield Avenue and Buffalo Avenue. No disruption in Buffalo Avenue traffic is expected.

Through traffic will be temporarily rerouted around blocks where work is being done. However, residents will be allowed access to their homes.

The work area will be fenced off and health and safety precautions, including continual air monitoring, will be taken.

The investigation is to determine the extent of the contaminated pipe bedding discovered on Frontier Avenue in August during construction work at the intersection of Frontier and 100th Street. Test results will be used to evaluate options for the remediation of the contaminated pipe bedding. Remediation is expected to take place during 1991.

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