The Canal (1)Documentary · 1 January 0001
The Love Canal was a suburban community that seemed like any other until the residents made a horrible discovery that the houses they purchased and the school their children attended was built on top of a toxic waste dump. After the hard work and dedication of they community, a number of families were relocated and their houses and school were demolished and buried deep below the ground rather than risk transporting the highly toxic materials away to another location. Several years later, in the 1990's part of the Love Canal community was declared safe and habitable, and the homes that were not demolished were resold below market value. However, as time has gone by, the adverse health effects that the former owners suffered were now beginning to be seen in the new residents. This documentary delves into the matter of how the Love Canal site is remains a serious health concern for the families who purchased the homes after the area was declared to be habitable.