There are 21,800 tons of toxic waste buried in Love Canal. Government agencies insist that it’s still a safe place to live, and have actually spent tremendous amounts of money upgrading the neighborhood around it to attract residents. Some of them disagree about the safety and have filed a $113 million class action lawsuit alleging that the pollution is not remediated and that it is causing health problems.
I’m torn. On the one hand, I understand that these people are upset and that there very well may still be contamination in these homes, no matter what the government says. On the other, who thinks buying a house in Love Canal is a good idea!? What’s next? Bhopal Estates Patio Homes? The New Chernobyl Retirement Community? What the hell are these people thinking?