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'Toxic chemicals found in soil of homes near Tonawanda Coke plant'
March 4, 2014 - Ben Klein
Air monitoring showing elevated levels of benzene and other toxic emissions in the Town of Tonawanda’s western industrial corridor has been well-documented. Now a local citizens group is studying whether that pollution has also infiltrated the soil in nearby neighborhoods.
Preliminary data revealed Monday night at a community meeting showed that samples taken from some residences around the Tonawanda Coke plant contained elevated levels of a carcinogen known as Benzo[a]pyrene, or BaP.
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