2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 27 Feb 2007 06:30:59 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Tonawanda (NY) landfill
CITY OF TONAWANDA: Searching for a cure

By Dan Miner
The Tonawanda News (NY)
February 26, 2007

They began as Riverview Residents for Kids. They've become Clean Up Riverview's Environment, or CURE.

And now, the group of City of Tonawanda residents who want the federal government to remove radioactive materials in the Town of Tonawanda landfill say they're gaining momentum.

"We're meeting in homes, in private residences," said Joyce Hogenkamp, a Tonawanda City School Board member and one of the group's informal co-chairpersons. "Every time we meet it just keeps getting bigger." CURE, which has an estimated 50 members, swelled in membership after an unruly mid-February meeting which served as an illustration of the disconnect between parties trying to test and cap the landfill - including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Town of Tonawanda officials - and disgruntled City of Tonawanda residents.

The group has a range of goals, including obtaining federal help for the removal of radioactive materials possibly left at the landfill from the nation's early atomic energy program and testing Riverview Elementary School for radioactive contamination. The school sits adjacent to the landfill.


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Lenny Siegel
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