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.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer crashed on Route 39, in the Town of Eagle.