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what was the significance of Love Canal in the 1970's
Love Canal is significant because it was the first case concerning hazardous waste disposal and its possible health effects that received major national attention. [ The Love Canal incident was especially significant as a situation where the inhabitants "overflowed into the wastes instead of the other way around. By the 1970s, the Love Canal became the site of one of the worst environmental
disasters in American history. ]
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