Citizen Science Community Resources

Citizen Science Community Resources

Now that Tonawanda Coke has been shut down, local residents want to know about the possible toxins left behind.

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Citizen groups who fought Tonawanda Coke say they are being cut out of UB led community projects and fine money. Citizen Science Community Resources along with local officials are asking a judge to require UB to collaborate with the involved municipalities.


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The coke oven batteries are being slowly cooled, as all facilities at Tonawanda Coke are being shut down.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

A public hearing at the State Department of Environmental Conservation office in Buffalo to discuss revocation of Tonawanda Coke’s operating permits ended abruptly Wednesday morning. Within five minutes, lawyers from both sides and a DEC judge agreed to adjourn and pick up again on Friday.

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Tonawanda Coke's request for a delay in the company's probation violation hearing was rejected in federal court in Buffalo on Monday.

Activists, leaders urge state to shut down Tonawanda Coke

Aug 27, 2018
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Concerned citizens joined the leaders of Grand Island and the City of Tonawanda Monday outside the entrance of Tonawanda Coke, urging members of the public to put pressure on state envionmental officials to halt operations at the River Road facility.

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What do Birmingham, AL and Buffalo have in common? They both are concerned about the health effect of coke emissions.

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Nearly 51 years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson spoke in downtown Buffalo about the importance of clean water and the need to save Lake Erie from pollution. Now local advocates are pushing to "Save the EPA."  

Citizens urged to become environmental watchdogs

Sep 18, 2015
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A local group is empowering people to become environmental watchdogs in their own backyards. Citizen Science Community Resources is holding a free science workshop and conference Saturday, where participants can pop in anytime from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.