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Schumer to visit Lewiston to push waste cleanup

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who seemingly can't let a couple weeks go by without visiting Western New York, will travel to Lewiston on Monday to talk about one of the region's most persistent issues: toxic waste.

The New York Democrat will meet with local officials and demand that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency return to the region to expedite the clean-up of radioactive hot spots in Niagara County. Schumer said the EPA recently stopped those cleanup activities without explaining why.

The toxic hot spots are filled with radioactive waste byproducts left over from prior industrial uses.

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