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In the hour around noon last Thursday, the air at the Bocce Courts on Madison Avenue in Lackawanna contained 180 times more carcinogenic benzene than background levels, according to air quality monitoring data. The data -- which also showed elevated levels of the suspected carcinogens vinyl chloride, butadiene and styrene and higher levels of toluene at air monitoring …

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Preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation shows that large particulates in the smoke from last week's fire at the former Bethlehem Steel site created unhealthy to hazardous air quality. Wind direction and speed determined the air quality in the areas around the fire scene. At the bocce court at the end of Madison Avenue i…

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Cleaning up the fire scene at the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna could take months, Mayor Geoffrey M. Szymanski said Monday. "I'm going to anticipate months, and unfortunately, the worst parts of our seasons are coming," Szymanski said. "When you have winter coming, you're going to have lake-effect snow covering up debris. And it adds extra weight and more di…

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When two Lackawanna firefighters told Lillian Carbone to leave her home Thursday, she began to cry. “The smell is getting so bad inside our house,” said Carbone, who lives on Lincoln Avenue, near the fire in Lackawanna that has been burning for days. “I’m scared it’s going to explode or something." "I just hope I don’t lose my house.” The second day …

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Rush-hour motorists on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning that are commuting between the Southtowns and downtown Buffalo will need to find an alternative route away from the lake shore. Lackawanna Police reported that the Hamburg Turnpike (Route 5) is expected to remain closed to traffic in both directions for "at least 24 hours" as the result of the massive indus…

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Two buzzing Brooklyn trios - Painted Zeros and Bethlehem Steel - will bring their co-headlining show to Mohawk Place this week as the first of a pair of back-to-back Western New York homecoming gigs for two of their respective members.Painted Zeroes, a shimmering shoegaze outfit which features Rochester musician Jim Hill of the dearly departed Cottage Jefferson, has been …