Link to our info-graphic
Source one-DePALMA, Anthony . "Love Canal Declared Clean, Ending Toxic Horror." New York Times. (2004): n. page. Web. 22 Mar. 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/18/nyregion/love-canal-declared-clean-ending-toxic-horror.html>.
I chose this website because this website supplied great information about the love Canal and its environmental impact. From this website they’ve described the event by saying that it was such a large event during that time. According the research, I found that two decades after the Love canal became the first polluted site on the newly created Superfund list, federal officials announced yesterday that the neighborhood that epitomized environmental horror in the late 1970’s was clean enough to be taken off the list. This event was known to be the ending toxic horror as many people described it. This specific article was very useful to our research because in our paper we decided that it was most important to list as much information as we could about the downfalls of the Love Canal and it’s negative impact on this nation. That’s why I specifically chose this website to be my source in research.
Source two- Danis, Karen. "kenyon.edu ." The History of Superfund: Love Canal. N.p., 12 01 2001. Web. 22 Mar 2013. <http://biology.kenyon.edu/slonc/bio3/2001projects/Superfundkdanis/historylovecanal.html>.
I chose this website because this website also touched upon the actual history of the Love canal and what went on. This website was relevant to my research because I thought that it was very important to give enough information about the Canal’s history. Towards the end of this website it talked about the development of the Superfund Bill. The most important thing that I’ve gained from this part of my research was
Source three-BROOK, MARISA . "Damn Interesting ." THE TRAGEDY OF THE LOVE CANAL. The damn Interesting E-Book. Web. 22 Mar 2013. <http://www.damninteresting.com/the-tragedy-of-the-love-canal/>.
I chose this website because I thought that the information that was given on the website would be relevant to my paper. This website talked mainly about the tragedies that went on with the Love Canal. This website gave a lot of information about the history of what had happened during this time. The website also talked about the Love Canal neighborhood evacuation and also talked about William T. Love and his most perfect city in existence.
Cruz, Gilbert. "Love Canal - Top 10 Environmental Disasters - TIME."Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com. N.p., 3 May 2010. Web. 22 Mar. 2013. <http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1986457_1986501_1986441,00.html>.
This source is useful because it tells us about “Love Canal”. The advantages to this site is it tells us what was “Love Canal”, what affects it had on the people in the environment around them and what the government did to solve this environmental hazard. The disadvantage to this is it explains it all in one paragraph. In other words, it generalizes the Love Canal. There is still enough information in this site that will answer the basic question... What is Love Canal?
"America's worst man-made environmental disasters: Love Canal | MNN - Mother Nature Network."Environmental News and Information | MNN - Mother Nature Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2013. <http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/photos/americas-10-worst-man-made-environmental-disasters/love-ca>.
This source is helpful because it gives more detailed information about Love Canal. It explains it in more than one paragraph, gives description what happened in the environment around while the toxic waste laid below the neighborhood, and what happened to the people exposed to the chemicals from the waste.
"What We Can Learn From Love Canal."EarthShare: One Environment. One Simple Way to Care for It.. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2013. <http://www.earthshare.org/2013/01/lovecanal.html>.
This source is helpful because it gives a unique perspective of Love Canal. It goes to the perspective of an individual who experienced all of the toxic waste oozing through her home and her neighbors.
#1--Beck , Eckardt. "Love Canal Tragedy ." EPA . N.p., 15 February 2013. Web. 5 Apr 2013. <http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/lovecanal/01.html>.
This source is very helpful in talking about the high expectations of Love Canal, and how it drastically changed the environment forever. They do a really good job on talking about the series of events that happened to lead up to the final effects it had on both the environment, and people living near it.
There were miscarriages in women, birth defects in children, and people at a higher risk for leukemia. This site shows the cold hard facts which I think is great, and I will be using it frequently to refer back to in our infographic.
The information seems very reliable knowing that it is a .gov site, it’s documented from the EPA (US. Environmental Protection Agency). There are also no ads, which is always a good sign that the site is reliable.
#2-- Hertz, Joshua. "The Love Canal Disaster: An Error in Engineering or Public Policy?." OEC. National Academy of Sciences.. Web. 5 Apr 2013. <http://www.onlineethics.org/cms/6534.asp&xgt;.
When taking a first look at this site without reading anything yet is really helpful find exactly what you want to research about, because the entire site is sectioned off with headers telling you about each paragraph. This is really easy if you are looking to research a particular aspect of the disaster.
There are about 2-4 paragraph within each section, which is nice because it’s not a book, but you are educated with a lot of information. The topics that are covered are the cost of the disaster, the historical background, process and what chemicals, and the governmental aspects.
I think this is a useful source because it’s organized and has a lot of great information. I also trust it a bit more because it’s a .org site.
#3-- Whalen, Robert. "Love Canal - Public Health Time Bomb."New York Department of Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Apr 2013. <http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/investigations/love_canal/lctimbmb.htm>.
I really like the brief summary of the love canal, I thought it was relevant and they didn’t drag it on. I also thought that the table at the bottom was helpful, because I haven’t seen anything with air samples. That was a really good experiment and idea to inform people about. I think that the site is very reliable and has great facts that we used in our infographic.
1. . N.p.. Web. 5 Apr 2013. <https://sites.google.com/site/lovecanalny/>.
2. Lester, Stephen . "Making a Bad Decision Worse – Reselling Homes at Love Canal." CHEJ. N.p.. Web. 5 Apr 2013. <http://chej.org/tag/love-canal/>.
3. "30 years after Love Canal – schoolchildren are still at risk."Eideard. N.p., 22 Aug 2008. Web. 5 Apr 2013. <http://eideard.com/2008/08/22/30-years-after-love-canal-schoolchildren-are-still-at-risk/>.
Annotations of the Pictures
Adams, Dory . "In This Light: Abandoned Things: Love Canal, New York." In This Light. N.p., 20 Apr. 2010. Web. 5 Apr. 2013. <http://www.doryadams.com/2010/04/abandoned-things-love-canal-new-york.html>.
Montanus, James . "Love Canal - an Environmental Disaster of Epic Proportions - and a great motorcycle ride!." Montanus Photography, LLC. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Apr. 2013. <http://montanusphotography.com/rides/lovecanal/index2.htm>.