LeROY, N.Y. (WIVB) - Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is joining the quest for answers about a mysterious illness affecting at least a dozen high school students in LeRoy.
Brockovich appeared on HLN's Dr. Drew program Friday night and said she is investigating a train derailment four miles from LeRoy schools back in 1970 that dumped thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals. Brockovich believes the chemicals were never cleaned up and 40 years later that may be affecting children in LeRoy.
"[The EPA had an] agreement order with the railroad to start a pre-remedial phase to build a vapor-extraction system for the bedrock, to get the toxins out. It does not appear to have been done," said Brockovich.
She says she's sending a team to take soil samples in LeRoy.
The Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, ATF, and the Buffalo Police Department were called to Tioga Street near Fairchild Place in North Buffalo just before midnight Thursday.
Eighty-two-year-old Edward Spencer was making a left hand turn while exiting the Budwey's parking lot when he struck 52-year-old Sandra Garner and 55-year-old Kevin Nowak, according to authorities.
An angry mother who claims her daughter was dropped-off miles away from home wants answers.
Deputies say a teen driver fell asleep at the wheel early Thursday morning before crashing head-on with another vehicle.
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