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 Environmental and Community Outreach

Community projects with long term sustainable collaborations

Community Name

Studies underway or completed

Seneca Babcock (Buffalo)

  • Air emission of indigo dye related pollutants
  • Soil study of neighborhood park with lead emissions

Hickory Woods (Buffalo)

  • Soil studies of metals
  • PAH Source apportionment by multivariate statistics
  • GIS studies of soil contamination, location and sources

Bellevue (Cheektowaga) (Eastern Erie County)

  • Air emissions from quarry
  • Comparative study of autoimmune disease prevalence and asthma prevalence

E. Ferry Street (Buffalo)

  • Lead contamination outside of superfund site
  • GIS analysis of lead hot spots
  • Comparative public health studies of blood lead level, lupus prevalence and asthma prevalence in community

Tonawanda (Northwestern Erie County)

  • Soil contamination at school adjacent to Manhattan project uranium processing plant
  • Air emissions from multiple industries

Lewiston Porter (Northwestern Niagara County)

  • Soil contamination at school adjacent to WWII TNT plant, Radium storage site and Hazardous waste landfill
  • Community GIS evaluation of publicly accessible soil and groundwater pollution

Community Linked Interdisciplinary Research Honors Course Description

Hickory Woods Concerned Homeowners Association

Text of Statement offered to Buffalo Common Council Hearing on Hickory Woods Environmental/Development Problems March 23, 2000

Lewiston Porter Campus Soils Study During the summer of 2003, a cooperative chemical analysis study of LewPort campus soils was done with oversight from the UB Environment and Society Institute (UB-ESI).  Public input from parents, staff, students and community members was sought to help guide the design of the study.  
View "Not Love Canal" Powerpoint

The Lake Ontario Ordnance Works Restoration Advisory Board (LOOW RAB)

Lake Ontario Ordnance Works (LOOW) Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Information on the US Army Corps of Engineers-Buffalo District  website.



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