Mary Nichols, witness of the Love Canal disaster in Niagara Falls, Tonawanda, May 2018

They evacuated the first ring of homes. It was the homes that immediately border the canal. They actually backed up to the canal and they left the rest of the neighborhood there. But all the neighborhood still had the same amount of problems. It took another few years with those neighbors, this is the moment when Lois Gibbs really got involved, because she was on the second ring that had to go away. They involved the federal government. Jimmy Carter finally got our Congress to act on a Superfund legislation.