Love Canal Lives

After A Major Cleanup and Financial Settlement, People Filter Back

The tree-lined streets have an eeries quietness. The neighborhood, with its orderly rows of World War II-era homes, looks as though there should be activity, but there is none. The grass is cut and the trees and bushes are trimmed, suggesting some civility to the shady streets, but these tasks are preformed by the state to ward off trespassers. Such efforts have plainly been in vain, as many homes are married by graffiti, vandalism and looting.