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Love Canal Tragedy Remembered Decades Later As History Repeats Itself In Riverview Florida

Love Canal Tragedy Remembered Decades Later As History Repeats Itself In Riverview Florida

Love Canal Toxic Waste Seeps Up
Love Canal Toxic Waste Began Surfacing From Underground After Heavy Rainfall

Love Canal became the subject of national and international attention after it was revealed in the press that the site had formerly been used to bury 22,000 tons of toxic waste by Hooker Chemical Company (now Occidental Petroleum Corporation).

The city of Niagara Falls began using the land as a landfill for chemical waste disposal and later the U.S. Army began burying waste from chemical warfare experiments. The Hooker Chemical and Plastics Corporation acquired the use of the site for private use in 1947 and buried 21,000 tons of toxic waste there over the next five years. After the site was filled, Hooker sold the Love Canal for one dollar to the Niagara Falls School Board in 1953, and the land was approved for residential use.

Thirty-five years after Love Canal became a symbol of the dangers of toxic waste in residential neighborhoods, the legal and medical issues there are still playing out.” (as will happen with Riverview)…

Did the EPA learn NOTHING from The Love Canal tragedy? Did they “forget”? Or, are they just sellouts of humanity that don’t care as long as it doesn’t affect their families, while being paid off to turn a blind eye until the point where it can no longer be ignored with a subsequent bigger payoff in the form of a monetary “fine”, a mere slap on the wrist to the repeat offender while ignoring their repetitive careless contamination? These are questions that should be PUBLICLY ASKED of the EPA regarding their complicity in allowing land developers, (consisting of attorneys who know how to skirt the law), to have built a residential community on a similar toxic waste site in Riverview, Florida, ignoring the deadly consequences (until it becomes profitable not to).

Love Canal School
Source: Environmental Research Foundation

To understand the ongoing battle in Riverview, it is important to fully comprehend the tragedy at the Love Canal. This heartfelt and thorough assessment By Eckardt C. Beck, Administrator of EPA Region 2, 1977-1979, was found on the EPA’s own website. Yet, to this day, the Love Canal has subsequently been swept under the rug again, as history repeats itself in Riverview, Florida.

The Love Canal Tragedy

by Eckardt C. Beck
EPA Journal – January 1979

Quite simply, Love Canal is one of the most appalling environmental tragedies in American history.

But that’s not the most disturbing fact.

What is worse is that it cannot be regarded as an isolated event. It could happen again–anywhere in this country–unless we move expeditiously to prevent it.

It is a cruel irony that Love Canal was originally meant to be a dream community. That vision belonged to the man for whom the three-block tract of land on the eastern edge of Niagara Falls, New York, was named–William T. Love.

Love felt that by digging a short canal between the upper and lower Niagara Rivers, power could be generated cheaply to fuel the industry and homes of his would-be model city.

But despite considerable backing, Love’s project was unable to endure the one-two punch of fluctuations in the economy and Nikola Tesla’s discovery of how to economically transmit electricity over great distances by means of an alternating current.

By 1910, the dream was shattered. All that was left to commemorate Love’s hope was a partial ditch where construction of the canal had begun.

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In the 1920s the seeds of a genuine nightmare were planted. The canal was turned into a municipal and industrial chemical dump-site.

Landfills can of course be an environmentally acceptable method of hazardous waste disposal, assuming they are properly sited, managed, and regulated. Love Canal will always remain a perfect historical example of how not to run such an operation.

In 1953, the Hooker Chemical Company, then the owners and operators of the property, covered the canal with earth and sold it to the city for one dollar.

It was a bad buy.

In the late ’50s, about 100 homes and a school were built at the site. Perhaps it wasn’t William T. Love’s model city, but it was a solid, working-class community. For a while.

On the first day of August, 1978, the lead paragraph of a front-page story in the New York Times read:

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.–Twenty five years after the Hooker Chemical Company stopped using the Love Canal here as an industrial dump, 82 different compounds, 11 of them suspected carcinogens, have been percolating upward through the soil, their drum containers rotting and leaching their contents into the backyards and basements of 100 homes and a public school built on the banks of the canal.

In an article prepared for the February, 1978 EPA Journal, I wrote, regarding chemical dump-sites in general, that “even though some of these landfills have been closed down, they may stand like ticking time bombs.” Just months later, Love Canal exploded.

The explosion was triggered by a record amount of rainfall. Shortly thereafter, the leaching began.

I visited the canal area at that time. Corroding waste-disposal drums could be seen breaking up through the grounds of backyards. Trees and gardens were turning black and dying. One entire swimming pool had been had been popped up from its foundation, afloat now on a small sea of chemicals. Puddles of noxious substances were pointed out to me by the residents. Some of these puddles were in their yards, some were in their basements, others yet were on the school grounds. Everywhere the air had a faint, choking smell. Children returned from play with burns on their hands and faces…

Love Canal School Closure

And then there were the birth defects. The New York State Health Department is continuing an investigation into a disturbingly high rate of miscarriages, along with five birth-defect cases detected thus far in the area.

RIVERVIEW, FLORIDA – PRESENT DAY

Smart Grid Exposed – Take Back Your Power – Documentary by Josh del Sol

Smart Grid Exposed – Take Back Your Power – Documentary by Josh del Sol

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What do we really know about Smart Meters, other than the usual propaganda about how “they are good for us”“they will save us money”, “they are safe”? Let’s find out, are Smart Meters really so “smart(or safe, or cost effective)?

Apparently, not for the consumer, but they are extremely smart for the power companies that are using them to hike up people’s bills, then shut off their power until they agree to pay the increased costs. And, indirectly, for the medical profession and mortuaries that profit from the illness and death that overexposure to EMR/EMF/RF radiation causes, and for the contractors that get hired to rebuild someone’s home after the fire damage caused by so called “Smart Meters” that were improperly installed by under-trained technicians. And, maybe even for lawyers hired to represent victims of forced Smart Meter installation.  But, for us (the consumer), not so much.

I had the opportunity to speak with Josh del Sol about his new documentary, Take Back Your Power: Investigating The “Smart” Grid. Prior to watching his amazing documentary, I didn’t know anything about Smart Meters, they haven’t been installed in my region… (yet). I honestly did not have a clue about the serious risks associated with “Smart Meters” until a friend of mine sent me the link to Josh’s documentary and recommended that I contact him, and I’m so glad she did, thank you, Christine! This is a serious issue that everyone needs to get educated about and involved in.

Introducing Josh del Sol

Josh del Sol and his film Take Back Your Power were named winner of The Indie Fest's Annual Humanitarian Award in April 2014.

Josh del Sol is the director and producer of Take Back Your Power: Investigating the “Smart” Grid, his first feature-length film.  Take Back Your Power has in 2014 been named winner of the AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year, the Indie Fest Annual Humanitarian Award, and Leo Award for Best Feature Documentary (British Columbia).

Born and raised near Vancouver BC, Josh is passionate about the growing movement of social awakening, and has a vision for a more equitable social structure with decentralized energy production and technology which harmonizes with biological life and rights.  Josh finds inspiration in those of courage who speak truth to power, from a place of non-violence and vision, laying the foundation for necessary solutions.  His hobbies include hiking, research, travel and meditation.  He lives in Washington State with his wife and daughter.  Josh can be reached through his contact us page.

Q & A with Josh del Sol


Rebel Siren: It’s great meeting you, Josh, may I ask what initially inspired your documentary “Take Back Your Power”?

Josh del Sol: In the summer of 2011, I started hearing reports about all the problems associated with the Californian “smart” meter installation program. I thought,  ‘Why isn´t this issue being talked about?’  As I dug into the facts and begun to interview experts, it became evident that this is an example of greenwashing to the max.  Utilities and governments are using people’s good intentions to save energy and to be ecologically responsible, and creating a twisted agenda that does not save energy but causes the people harm.  So, I called a cameraman friend and we just started interviewing people who are affected by the radiation, which is actually 1,000x to 10,000 times stronger maximum levels than an active cell phone.  We then got into interviewing experts on hacking, and gathering footage from experts on constitutional and privacy issues.

Rebel Siren: What is the next step in the “Take Back Your Power” movement?

Josh del Sol: The next phase of our movement is to help people easily remove their consent to “smart” meters, and enforce accountability for those that are causing harm by deployment of “smart” meter programs.  To participate, subscribe for free at www.takebackyourpower.net and you’ll receive updates and a notification of solutions when available.  This will be for everyone, whether or not there is a so-named ‘smart’ meter on their home or not.

Rebel Siren: How do you feel about other issues affecting our global civilization such as GMOs, vaccines, weather/climate modification, fracking, etc.?

Josh del Sol: It’s obvious that there are many examples of the corporate-government establishment negatively affecting humanity.  It’s time that these programs need to be reined in, so that our species can continue.  This is becoming blatant even to many within this establishment.  Most who are serving the various negative agendas are not bad people; they’ve just been roped in, indoctrinated and are getting a paycheck.  But people are waking up.

Rebel Siren: Have you had a problem with disinfo-attacks by social media shills that are hired to suppress awareness and prevent public outcry about hazardous profit-over-people programs harming humanity such as the Smart Grid?

Josh del Sol: This doesn’t concern me so much.  When you’re bringing truth forward, there will always be those who don’t like it, because they’ve been making (or will make) incredible profits from people not knowing the facts about what they are doing.  It’s normal that in an information battle, propagandists will be hired.  The important thing is that true facts are provided — even if they are inconvenient.  Truth has a quality that over time, people can feel.  We may get sucked in for a while, but as long as there are those who are willing to speak the truth, there is a way back for us all.  Even for the propagandists, who are at a place where they haven’t yet understood that their lies are also harming themselves.

Rebel Siren: What steps should people take to find out about, prevent and/or get rid of Smart Meters in their area?

Josh del Sol: 1) Watch Take Back Your Power and get informed (stream it or buy the DVD at www.takebackyourpower.net).  2) Remove your consent and enforce liability — in writing.  (Subscribe at www.takebackyourpower.net and you’ll receive updates and a notification of solutions when available.)  3) Email, facebook, tweet, embed the film and/or blog about it online.  4) As you get the word out, create an action group, where you live: www.takebackyourpower.net/directory/  5) Host a screening: www.takebackyourpower.net/screenings/host   6) Request a broadcast on your local TV station: www.takebackyourpower.net/screenings/request-broadcast-permission/

Thank you, Josh! 

~Rebel Siren

More information about Josh del sol and his amazing mission to help rid our world of dangerous Smart Meters can be found here: www.takebackyourpower.net/about

Take Back Your Power: Investigating The “Smart” Grid

Take Back Your Power – YouTube

Take Back Your Power – Facebook

Additional References

Stop Smart Meters
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Stop Smart Meters! (UK)

Health Risks » Texans Against Smart Meters

Stop Smart Meters – California

Stop OC Smart Meters

Resources on radiation: wireless, EMR, RFT, and ionizing

International EMF Alliance – News

Stop Smart Meters! Woodstock NY

Smart Meter Dangers: The Health Hazards of Wireless

Smart Meters – Boulder Colorado Community Network

SmartMetersMurder

Stop Smart Meters Australia

Smart & Radiating meters – No Radiation (ELF/RF EMF/EMR

PG&E Begins Removing ‘Smart’ Meters Due to Health Effects

I encourage everyone to watch Josh’s documentary, Take Back Your Power, click the links, do the research, and say NO to Smart Meters.

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