2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 3 Nov 2007 00:15:52 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Tonawanda (NY) landfill radwaste
LANDFILL: Cleanup may become political issue

By Dave Hill
The Tonawanda News (NY)
November 1, 2007

The Town of Tonawanda landfill runs along a number of homes in the City of Tonawanda, drastically affecting residents of Hackett Drive and Brookside Terrace, many of whom are concerned — if not fearful — of just what is in the landfill.

But cleanup of the uranium ore waste buried within it is not an issue that rests solely on the desk of the city’s 4th Ward councilman, whether it is incumbent Rick Davis or challenger David McCormick.

Given that the outcome of the remediation process — a key step of which is now in the hands of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — could impact property values, and the fact that residents’ health is at stake, the landfill is a city-wide issue.

With voters heading to the polls Nov. 6 to elect four council members and a council president, the Tonawanda News asked each candidate to share his or her views on the landfill situation. All agree something needs to be done, but there’s a prevailing view among city Republicans that their Democratic counterparts have made the issue a political one.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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