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Volunteers sought to gather soil samples for Tonawanda Coke

Volunteers Andrew Baumgartner, foreground and Robert Bennett, rear, collect soil samples to measure emissions from Tonawanda Coke Plant.

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-minute training session on either Aug 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. or Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at CSCR offices, 3200 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Trained volunteers are asked to volunteer at least one four hour time slot in August. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 1 , by calling at CSCR, 873-6191 or email

UB staff and students will  lead sampling teams from August through September, collecting 270 samples from homes, public spaces and corporate sites from the Town and City of Tonawanda, Kenmore, Buffalo and Grand Island.


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