The Toxic ‘Blank Spots’ of Niagara Falls

CityLab visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger dives into the promises of Niagara Falls, New York’s Chemical Age, and the destruction it has left behind.

The region’s “chemical genies” of the early 20th century were heralded as reaching into the future to create a more abundant life for all. Instead, they deprived future generations of their health and well-being.

aerial photo: Niagara Falls and toxic chemicals dumps

photo-illustration: toxic chemicals dumps around Niagara Falls, New York

photo-illustration: toxic chemicals dumps around Niagara Falls, New York

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The Toxic 'Blank Spots' of Niagara Falls
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The Toxic 'Blank Spots' of Niagara Falls
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Visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger dives into promises of Niagara Falls, NY "Chemical Age," and the destruction it has left behind. Toxic "blank spots..."
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