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Volunteers on Thursday will begin collecting soil samples from nearly 300 spots in Tonawanda and Grand Island to determine how air pollution has affected neighborhoods around the Tonawanda Coke Plant. The soil sampling is a collaboration between the grassroots group Citizen Science Community Resources, the University at Buffalo and SUNY Fredonia. Funding for the $711…

Erie County

The Citizen Science Community Resources project to collect soil samples to measure emissions from the Tonawanda Coke plant is ongoing and will offer training sessions for new volunteers who want to join CSCR in the field. Tonawanda Coke was ordered by a federal judge in March 2014 to fund the $711,000 study, Those who would like to participate must attend a 90-mi…

Erie County

The grassroots Citizen Science Community Resources is collecting soil samples in communities around Tonawanda Coke and has invited high school students to take part in a summerlong "Students Become Scientists" program. Students will collaborate with research scientists, gain community service hours and participate in data collection. The program runs through the end of…

Local News

The environmental impact that Tonawanda Coke has had on surrounding communities is being measured in soil sample studies. Community meetings to discuss the collection of soil samples begin at 6 p.m. tonight at Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive, Tonawanda. The soil sample studies were funded as part of an $11 million health study ordered …

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For years residents tried to warn officials that Tonawanda Coke's manufacturing process was making them ill. Following a criminal conviction, a federal judge ordered the company to release $5.5 million to study how the company's pollution poisoned the surrounding community. On Thursday public research officials and members of the Citizens Science Community Resour…

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Public health officials will be conducting soil sample studies to attempt to determine the reach of contamination in the Town of Tonawanda by Tonawanda Coke's manufacturing operation. A public information meeting about the pollution study is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. March 30 at the joint Town/Kenmore Village Hall, 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. The meeting will include …

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The public is invited to hear about plans to conduct soil contamination studies at Tonawanda Coke's manufacturing operation in the Town of Tonawanda and to become involved in an $11 million, 10-year study of the company's impact on the public health of Tonawanda and Grand Island residents. A public information meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Tonawanda …