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Reporter's Notebook: Love Canal sparked a change in environmental coverage

Center for Health, Environment & Justice

It was 40 years ago this week when federal officials declared the Love Canal neighborhood of Niagara Falls, NY a disaster area. In the first of a series of "Reporter's Notebook" stories reflecting on behind the scenes of that infamous period in Western New York history, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with Morning Host Jay Moran about covering the story for the former Courier-Express newspaper.WBFO's Mike Desmond shares reflections of covering the Love Canal disaster.

The Love Canal story prompted the newspaper's editors to send the young reporter to explore environmental hot spots all over the country. That reporting was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

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