Tonawanda Coke

Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
February 14, 2020 - 4:09 pm
DEC announces an agreement to allow Riverview into Brownfield cleanup program.
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Tonawanda Coke. August 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
TONAWANDA, NY (WBEN) - Who's responsible? On Wednesday evening, the Clean Air Coalition held a community meeting to discuss their concerns about the potential for taxpayer money to be used in the cleanup of the now abandoned Tonawanda Coke site. The main issue, according to the coalition, is the...
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Soil Sampling
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WBEN Newsroom
November 21, 2019 - 8:45 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - Scientists from the University Of Buffalo hosted a community meeting at Riverview Elementary School to update the public on the ongoing Tonawanda Coke Soil Study. The purpose of the research, as ordered by a federal judge, is to investigate how pollution from the Tonawanda...
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Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
November 21, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The University at Buffalo will unveil its findings in their study of the soil that was impacted by Tonawanda Coke on Thursday night. Tonawanda Coke closed its doors last October 23 after violating its probation regarding opacity standards. The company was ordered by a federal...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
October 17, 2019 - 3:00 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite closing a year ago, Tonawanda Coke remains a source of frustration for nearby residents, who are sounding the alarm on a lack of transparency by the University at Buffalo related to a study commissioned after the plant's closure. Tonawanda Coke closed its doors last...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2019 - 5:15 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Riverview Innovation & Technology Campus, Inc. officially completed its acquisition of the former Tonawanda Coke property. The sale closed Thursday afternoon. Riverview Innovation & Technology Campus, Inc. submitted the only bid for the 140-acre site in a recent process...
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Tonawanda Coke. August 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 06, 2019 - 1:58 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Municipal leaders from the Town and City of Tonawanda plus Grand Island held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to highlight transparency woes regarding a University at Buffalo study on Tonawanda Coke. The University at Buffalo is studying the health and...
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Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2019 - 9:36 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN) - Local scientists held a community meeting in Tonawanda Wednesday evening to provide an update on the court-ordered study that investigates the soil around the Tonawanda Coke plant . The Tonawanda Coke Soil Study team found three areas around the plant that they want to look at...
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Tonawanda Coke. October 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 16, 2019 - 3:00 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Researchers at the University at Buffalo are scheduled to hold a community meeting on Wednesday evening and give an update on their soil study at the Tonawanda Coke site. Tonawanda Coke was an industrial plant located on River Road in Tonawanda that was the subject of...
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Allan Harris
December 23, 2018 - 7:19 am
(WBEN/AP) State environmental officials say air sampling shows there's been a drop in the chemical benzene since the closure of the Tonawanda Coke plant in western New York. A Department of Environmental Conservation analysis of the air quality around the site shows an immediate drop in cancer-...
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