TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Neighbors in the town of Tonawanda say it's been a long time coming.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Tonawanda Coke Corporation has agreed to improve operations and upgrade pollution controls. The plant has been under fire for years, accused of emitting toxins into the air. Surrounding residents say the plant's pollution is the root of their health problems.
EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck said, "These are very much problems of the past that we need to solve. And, we're also here to work on pollution prevention to ensure a cleaner environment for the future."
The EPA is providing a pollution prevention grant to help businesses conduct assessments.
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