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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it has completed its work at the former Tonawanda Coke site and has handed oversight of the property over to New York State. The EPA began its response at the River Road property shortly after Tonawanda Coke shut down in October 2018. The agency secured the plant, including emptying the coke

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Tonawanda Coke’s toxic legacy – the subject of lawsuits, criminal prosecutions and a large-scale corporate bankruptcy – is not limited to the brownfields site a local developer wants to transform into a campus for data centers. Now shut down, the former manufacturing plant is also home to a state Superfund site with three separate parcels of land considered toxic