NIAGARA FALLS, NY - There was a huge health crisis 35 years ago in the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls. A state of emergency was issued, evacuating people from their homes, because of contamination from a local landfill.
Keith Boos lives in the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls, near the Love Canal landfill site, that still remains there off Colvin Boulevard.
Boos moved to the area 15 years ago to raise a family and thought all the stories of the Love Canal contamination from the 1970s were over.
"We were told the area was safe, the contamination was contained," he said.
But since then, he says many members of his family have gotten sick, including himself and that he's been diagnosed with lung disease. Boos believes that Love Canal continues to cause health problems. He says air testing has been done in his home and that they show dangerous chemicals are in the air.