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Love Canal: Children and Toxic Waste

The neighborhood called Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York, was neither the first nor the worst toxic waste dump, but it became a national story in the late 1970s thanks to the organizing efforts of Lois Gibbs, who fought to protect Love Canal's children, including her own, from the 20,000 tons of toxic waste in the ground. An excerpt from "American Masters: Fierce Green Fire," airing April 22.
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Since its premiere in 1986, AMERICAN MASTERS has been the only PBS series committed to developing and producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

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