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Erie County

Dr. Shaun Crawford, an environmental health consultant, has spent his career studying the effects of coke oven emissions from steel plants on communities, including extensive investigative work in Birmingham, Ala. Crawford will bring his expertise as a technical advisor to the Citizen Science Community Resources Inc., a grassroots organization addressing the effects of …

Erie County

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…