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1 The Love Canal By; Maddy, Miranda, Sara, Shelby

2 Love Canal History The love canal was one of the worst tragedy in US History. The love canal was one of the worst tragedy in US History. The love Canal was originally meant to be a dream community. The love Canal was originally meant to be a dream community. It was named after William T. Love. It was named after William T. Love. In the 1920s, the love canal was turned into a chemical dump site. In the 1920s, the love canal was turned into a chemical dump site. It led to the formation of the Superfund It led to the formation of the Superfund

3 How did the Love Canal get contaminated? The Love Canal was contaminated when it was purchased by the city of Niagara Falls, which decided it would become a chemical dumping site. The Love Canal was contaminated when it was purchased by the city of Niagara Falls, which decided it would become a chemical dumping site.

4 How did the people realize the love canal was contaminated? In July, 1978 the Love Canal landfill was border by 97 families and an elementary school. In July, 1978 the Love Canal landfill was border by 97 families and an elementary school. Scientific analyses have identified 82 different chemical compounds at the landfill. The children started getting very sick like, Cancer, epilepsy, blood diseases, and much, much more from being around the chemicals. Scientific analyses have identified 82 different chemical compounds at the landfill. The children started getting very sick like, Cancer, epilepsy, blood diseases, and much, much more from being around the chemicals.

5 What Did They Do About The Contamination? In order to get rid of the contamination in the Love Canal, and other places that may need it, the started the Superfund. In order to get rid of the contamination in the Love Canal, and other places that may need it, the started the Superfund. This program helped the Love Canal and other bodies of contaminated water. This program helped the Love Canal and other bodies of contaminated water.

6 What is Superfund? The Superfund is a program that cleans up environmental problems. The Superfund is a program that cleans up environmental problems. The Superfund law was created to protect communities from heavily contaminated toxic waste sites that have been abandoned. The Superfund law was created to protect communities from heavily contaminated toxic waste sites that have been abandoned. It was started in reaction to the Love Canal tragedy by Rita Lavelle. It was started in reaction to the Love Canal tragedy by Rita Lavelle.

7 The Superfund in Sault Ste. Marie The Superfund, inc site covers 75 acres along the St Marys River. The Superfund, inc site covers 75 acres along the St Marys River. Soils, Sediments, and surface water in the St Marys River were contaminated with heavy metals, including chromium, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury. Soils, Sediments, and surface water in the St Marys River were contaminated with heavy metals, including chromium, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury. If pollutants bioaccumulate in fish, they may pose a health hazard if eaten. If pollutants bioaccumulate in fish, they may pose a health hazard if eaten.

8 What does it have to do with Lake Ontario? The Love Canal was a canal that connected the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. The Love Canal was a canal that connected the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. So if the Love Canal was contaminated it could have possibly contaminated Lake Ontario depending on which way the water flowed. So if the Love Canal was contaminated it could have possibly contaminated Lake Ontario depending on which way the water flowed.

9 A Pop Quiz The questions will be based on what you have just learned.

10 Question1: How did the Love Canal get contaminated? A. It got contaminated from factories. B. It got contaminated when the city of Niagara Falls, decided it would become a chemical dump site. C. It was contaminated from everyday littering

11 Question 2: What is the Superfund A. A program that helps clean up environmental issues. B. A program that supports grocery stores. C. A program that helps animals all over the world.

12 Question 3: The Love Canal connected Lake Ontario and what? A. Lake Michigan B. Mississippi River C. Niagara River

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